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Oliver Dale Crismon, age 83, son of Virgil Ray and Polly (Chatham) Crismon, was born October 14, 1930 in Evening Shade, Missouri. He passed away on December 17, 2013 in Springfield, Missouri.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Friday December 20, 2013 at Evans Funeral Home with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Eugene Earp officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Crismon, Matt Landers and Jason Crismon. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Edgar Springs, MO under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Fern Marcella, and four brothers, Farrell, Charlie, Lester and Bob.

Dale married the love of his life Fern Marcella Jones on February 14, 1954. They enjoyed 59 years together. They had two children, Marilyn and Rick. They had many wonderful times together.

Dale is survived by one son, Rick Crismon and wife Bobbie of Minooka, IL, one daughter Marilyn Crismon of Springfield, MO; three grandchildren, Jason, Jenna, Jamie and one great grandchild, Tovah; one brother Bill Crismon of Independence, MO, one sister, Anna Ruth Crismon of Plato, MO and other family and friends.

Dale loved the outdoors and going hunting. He always had a great sense of humor. He was very giving and always was willing to help anyone in need.

He attended church at Plato First Baptist.

Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials may be made to Plato First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at

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