Lia Cryer of Felt, Okla., died Mar. 26, 2006, succumbing to colon cancer. She was laid to rest in the Bertrand Cemetery in Felt
on Monday, March 27. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Cryer, HC 1 Box 43, Felt, OK 73937, one daughter and son-in-law, Jimmy and Eva Lawrence, Clayton, N.M.; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Leona Cryer, Felt, Okla.; and four
grandchildren, Tiffany, Meghan And Austin Lawrence and Isaac Cryer.
Lia was originally from Yugoslavia. During World War II she and her
family were interred in the Nazi concentration camps. She had a tattooed number on her arm. Her stories of the terrible conditions in the camps and the instances when she watched others die so she could take whatever food or coverings they had so
she could survive were chilling. Some time after immigrating to the United States she was baptized into God's church (she had been raised Catholic). She had been a strong witness for her faith throughout the years. No minister was able to give a
sermon before her without her calling any doctrinal points into question. She was a devout Bible scholar.