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Chloeteal Creswell, 91, of McLeansboro and formerly of Crawford County and Artesia, N.M., died at 5 a.m. on Dec. 26, 1997, at McLeansboro Healthcare Nursing Home. She was a retail clerk and homemaker.
She was born on June 23, 1906 in Greenup, a daughter of Lew and Susie (Horton) Matthews. On Aug. 1, 1924, she married James S. Creswell, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1936. She was a member of the Artesia (N.M.) Christian Church.
The funeral was on Monday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. The Rev. Larry Moreau officiated. burial was in Palestine Cemetery. Local arrangements were by Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro.
Mrs. Creswell is survived by two daughters, Normal Miller of Robinson and Carol Russell of Artesia, N.M.; a son, George "Bud" Creswell and wife Gretta Creswell of Robinson; a son-in-law, Robert McClearey of Killeen, Texas; a sister, Maxine Snyder of Palestine; 12 grandchildren, including Karin Miller, Craig Miller and Debbie Campbell of McLeansboro; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchldren.
She was preceded in death fy her parents; two daughters, Rosemary Creswell and Phyllis McClearey; a brother, William Matthews; a sister, Faye Kintner; and two grandchildren, Doug Miller and Shawn Russell.