Edith "Pinkie"'s Story

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Edith "Pinkie" Mae McCroskey, 90, Lafayette, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, June 21, 1927, to Clyde and Ora Whitehead. Jan. 22, 1942, Pinkie married Richard McCroskey and in 1950 moved to Kokomo.
She worked at Milbank Manufacturing for more than 40 years. Pinkie was a member of Parr Memorial United Methodist Church. She loved her domesticated cats and the neighborhood feral cats, as well as sewing and spending time making crafts with her grandkids. She was known by everyone to be a kind and loving woman.
In addition to her parents and husband, Pinkie was preceded in death by her siblings, James Whitehead, Annetta Shaffer, Robert Whitehead, Clyde Whitehead, John Whitehead, Alma Fisher, Clara Walters, Dana Whitehead, George Whitehead and Shirley Konz; and daughter-in-law, Laura McCroskey.
She is survived by sisters, Mary Tatom and Betty Filoso; sons, Mike (Karen) McCroskey formerly of Kokomo, and Ron McCroskey, Texas; daughters-in-law, Debbie McCroskey and Susan (David) Pair; grandchildren, Kyle McCroskey, Jenna Crowther, Kimberly Lawson, Nicole Duncan, Wendy Galloway, Emily Sweeney, and Elizabeth Pair; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Family will be receiving friends at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, with a service to follow, officiated by Pastor B.J. Siefert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be left at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on September 21, 2017
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