Maudie Criswell, age 86, died January 18, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Criswell was born up in the holler near Vest, Kentucky on October 15, 1934 to the late Shelby Terry and Helen (Sawyer) Gibson. She grew up in Quicksand, Kentucky. She married Paul Allen Criswell on March 23, 1957 in Kendallville and he preceded her in death in 1988. Maudie was a waitress in her younger days. For many years, she cleaned houses and offices around Kendallville. She was a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witness.
Son, David and Jeaninne Criswell of Port Charlotte, Florida.
Daughter, Diana and John Coler of Hudson, Indiana.
6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
One great-great grandchild is due in May!
Brother, Elmer and Opsy Terry of Middlebury.
Brother, Shelby, Jr. and Deb Terry of Wolcottville.
Brother, Glenn and Linda Terry of Lagrange.
Sister, Jean and Robert Millhouse of Albion.
Sister, Ruby and Bill Gayheart of Lagrange.
Sister, JoAnn Haston of Lagrange.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; son, Donald Dean Criswell on September 12, 1972; brothers, Randall Terry, Bufford Terry, Edgel Terry and Roy Terry; and grandson, Tyler Criswell.
Private burial will take place at Orange Cemetery.
A memorial service will take place at a later date at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Kendallville which will be broadcast live on Zoom.