A woman wipes a smudge of flour from Almeta Crayton's face in November 2012 while she rests in the kitchen of Stephens College's Stamper Commons.
| Missourian Staff
Almeta Crayton becomes emotional as she recounts in July her prayers for help.
Almeta Crayton talks to participants in her Everyone Eats! program in 2012 before they picked up their food baskets at St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
Former Columbia City Council member Almeta Crayton watches election coverage with Columbia resident Wynna Faye Elbert at a Democratic event at The Blue Note in November 2010.
From left, Dr. Johnette Morrison, Almeta Crayton and Dr. K.C. Morrison engage in an animated conversation during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gala Celebration in 2009. Later that evening, Crayton was honored with an award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee of the University of Missouri for her dedication to the community.
Almeta Crayton, shown here at a forum with the First Ward candidates in 2008, had three challengers for her City Council seat after running unopposed during two previous elections.