Claudia Carlene Aldridge, 78 – Passed April 17, 2021

Claudia Carlene Aldridge passed away early Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, while at her home at the age of 78 years, 12 days.

She was born on April 5, 1943 in Graff, Missouri, the daughter of Hobert and Dollie (Greenlee) Crewse.

Carlene was united in marriage to the love of her life, Jimmy Dean Aldridge, on July 6, 1967, in Graff, and to this union four sons were born.

Mrs. Aldridge was a devout Christian. She enjoyed road trips going nowhere with Jim, traveling to watch her sons race four-wheelers, spending time with family, roasters, completing word search puzzles and sunflowers, as well as her shopping sprees with granddaughter Kendra. She loved spending time with all her family, especially her grandchildren. She was employed at Willow Nursing Home and Sequel Corporation for many years after raising her boys.

Carlene was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, of 53 years; her parents; siblings, Elsie, Cledith, Pauline, Franklin and Geraldine; and her granddaughter, Kayla.

She is survived by her children, Tim (Melina), Mike (Debbi), Rodney (Crystal) and Mark (Missy); grandchildren, Ashley (Chris), Shelbie, Lindsey (Preston), Kendra (Lane), Garit, Maddox, Alexa, and Morgan; one great-granddaughter, Nora; sisters, Norma (Chuck) and June (Bill); brothers, Donald (Darlene), Leonard (Marilyn) and Francis (Kay); as well as numerous friends and relatives. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Tim (Melina), Mike (Debbi), Rodney (Crystal) and Mark (Missy); grandchildren, Lindsey (Preston) Hyde, Kendra (Lane), Garit, Maddox, Alexa, and Morgan; one great-granddaughter, Nora; as well as numerous friends and relatives. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the funeral chapel with Charles Horton officiating. Pallbearers were Robbie Crewse, Stacey Crewse, Chris Waggoner, Kenny Smith, Scott Smith and Terry Bohannon. Interment was in Tyrone Freewill Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.