1857-1936
Allie Toland Criss
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April 27, 1857.

June 11, 1938.

Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.

The 1897 annual report of the Methodist Episcopal Woman’s Home Missionary Society lists Criss as the corresponding secretary of the society’s St. Louis [Missouri] Conference. Copyright records indicate she was living in Sedalia, Missouri, in 1916. Her husband was Curtis Vance Criss, pastor of Grace Church, Springfield. Her works include:

  1. Are the Skies Above You Darkened?
  2. Cast a Gleam of Sunshine
  3. I Am Drifting Down the Stream of Time
  4. On the Shores of Galilee
  5. Show Me the Way, Dear Savior
  6. When the Joyous Springtime Fills the Earth and Air