Lou Ellen Crenshaw Bone, 92, died Friday, August 11th, at home surrounded by family and caregivers. Born in Dyer, Tennessee on February 27, 1931, she was preceded in death by her husband Eddie Bone, parents Hale and Hazel Crenshaw, and brothers and their spouses: Gordon (Catherine), Maynard (Barbara), and Robert (Rose). She is survived by her children: Mary Beth Wilson, Murfreesboro; Jane (Mike) Kelly, Dyer; and Nelson (Kim) Bone, White House.
Her love for family was obvious, but the pride and love she had for her five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren was amazing! Surviving grandchildren are Amanda (Jason) Kidd, Dyer; Bryan (Kim) Kelly, Rutherford; Natalie McMillen, Lewisburg; Rob (Frances) Wilson, Nashville; and Hannah Bone, White House. Surviving great grandchildren are Taylor Kelly, Lauren (Jeremy) Oliver, and Matthew Kelly; Macayden Rodriguez and Mason Kidd; Ellie and Jack McMillen; Wells and Miri Wilson. She will be a guardian angel for her first great-great grandchild expected early next year.
A life long resident of Dyer, she was co-owner of Bone’s Department Store for many decades where many learned of her sewing talent and a realtor for many years before retiring. A member of the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, she is remembered by many she taught in Sunday School and assisted through the Logos Program.
Caring for others exemplified her life. Many have been the recipient of her baked treats or other delicious recipes. Many remember the hundreds of bridge parties they enjoyed. If you were her friend, you experienced her trust and love. Recently when her trust was broken, she fought to rectify that situation with truth and fairness.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Lou Ellen at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 20th, in Dyer at Karnes and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, August 19th, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Joey Edwards will officiate the service, Jackie Tucker, soloist, and pall bearers are Bryan Kelly, Rob Wilson, Jason Kidd, Matthew Kelly, Macayden Rodriguez, and Mason Kidd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 256 College Street, Dyer, Tennessee 38330. The family is thankful for the exceptional care given Lou Ellen by an incredible team of caregivers who helped her to enjoy the last year of life at home.