April 1, 1939 - July 8, 2021
The beloved Jeanne Ellen (Watson) Crites, 82, of Jackson, was called home Thursday, July 8th at Saint Francis Medical Center surrounded by family. She was born in Cape Girardeau and was the youngest daughter of William and Flora Watson. Shortly after she and Frank Crites were married, they relocated to Carbondale, IL where they raised their family. They were married for 60 years before his passing in April of 2020. Jeanne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She had a servant’s heart and had an unwavering love and faith in God. She had an obsession for dogs and birds. She was an amazing seamstress, artist, and organizer. She had an incredible smile and laugh, and loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughters. Jeanne was a member of Maple United Methodist Church. She was an active member in all of the churches that she attended throughout her lifetime, and was a former Eastern Star member. Jeanne held many jobs throughout her working career. She retired from SIU Carbondale in 2002. After her retirement, she served as a Hospice volunteer for several years. Jeanne is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank, her parents, and all her siblings. She is survived by her two sons, David (Laura) and Jeffery (Cindy) and her four granddaughters, Christine, Michelle (Patrick), Kaitlyn and Rachel (Lane) as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel. The service will follow starting at 12 pm. Entombment will be at the Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum. A memoriam donation suggestion is the Maple United Methodist Church (designated to the building fund), 2441 Jean Ann Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701.
The beloved Jeanne Ellen (Watson) Crites, 82, of Jackson, was called home Thursday, July 8th at Saint Francis Medical Center surrounded by family. She was born in Cape Girardeau and was the youngest daughter of William and Flora Watson. Shortly... View Obituary & Service Information
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