Arden L. Crothers

In loving memory of not only my mother; but also my best friend, Arden L. Crothers, of Hampstead, N.C., passed away Nov. 21, 2013.

She graduated from Montoursville High School in 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Crothers; longtime companion, Robert Riker Sr.; and a son, Timothy Shanon.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelleen DeRose and grandson, Jeffrey; another grandson, Joey; her sister, Sharon Forster and husband Robert; a niece, Elizabeth Forster; nephew, Matthew Forster and wife Tracey; nephew, Douglas Forster and wife, Susan with a great-niece and nephew, Luke and Addison. Also surviving is Jean Ellis, a sister-in-law.

A memorial service will be held at the Hampstead United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, with a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center or Hampstead United Methodist Church.

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