MOUNT VERNON — A funeral service celebrating the life of Sala Pearl Florence Crise, 100, fondly known as “Pearl,” will be held at noon Friday, July 20, at Lighthouse Memorial Church with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon, prior to the service at the church, 2600 Walnut Road in Millersport.

Pearl was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Coshocton County to the late George Franklin and Edna Odelva (Spurgeon) Ridenbaugh. She passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.

Pearl was a telephone operator for Mount Vernon Telephone for many years. She was a member of the Garden Club and the Organ Guild.

She is survived by four children, Roderick Neil (Barbara) Conkle of Melbourne, Florida, Shirley Sue Weekley of Newark, Jesse Gano (Billie Jean) Conkle of Howard and Victor Lee (Pamela) Conkle of Mount Vernon; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Otto Conkle and George Crise; granddaughter, Jessie Nicole Conkle; great-grandsons, Gabriel Wayne Paazig and Griffin Tyler Conkle; son-in-law, Raymond Douglas Weekley; seven brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Please visit to share a special memory about Pearl or to sign an online guest book.

Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for Pearl and her family.


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