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Alice Strong Altis, 75 – Passed October 17, 2020

Alice Strong Altis, 75, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri.

She was born at home in Manes, Missouri, on August 1, 1945, the daughter of George and Nora (Zirschky) Crisp.

Alice was well known for her daycare and she truly loved those years. Retirement was not in her vocabulary; after closing the daycare she got her CNA license and devoted her later years to taking care of the elderly.

In her spare time from working 40 hours a week, she cleaned her church, loved working on her yard and doing whatever baking the community needed. Alice never passed up a garage sale.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Strong, in 2013; four brothers, Dale, Gene, Junior and Buddy Crisp; and one granddaughter, Trista Cruse.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Altis of the home; her five daughters, Tammy Frame and Kenny of Elk Creek, Missouri, Becky Shelley of Cabool, Lisa Wake and Roger of Cabool, Pam Shane and Joseph of Hartville, Missouri, and Rhonda Stevens and Denny of Licking, Missouri; 14 grandkids, 24 great-grandkids and two great-great-grandkids; special friend, Ruby Gettys; as well as many other family, friends and coworkers. She was loved and will be greatly missed; Heaven has gained another angel.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Cabool Cemetery with Terry Brown officiating. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at