Lois Krivanko

Apr 22nd, 1932 - Dec 26th, 2014


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Dec. 30th, 2014 12pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Dec. 30th, 2014 1pm

Lois Krivanko

Lois Krivanko, 82, formerly of Marion, Illinois went home with the Lord on December 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm near St. Louis, MO surrounded by family.

Lois was born on April 22, 1932 to Frank and Maxine (Howard) Lear. She married Robert John Allen Krivanko on November 26, 1949. He preceded her in death.

Lois was a creative, talented homemaker, seamstress, artist, cook, baker, and gardener.  She gave her children and grandchildren great memories of quilt making, crocheting, eating tomatoes straight off the vine, planting flower beds, snapping green beans, canning, building snow chickens and Grandma-isms. Not only were friends and family were blessed with her handmade treasures, but also children in Africa who heard the gospel and were given a little doll handcrafted by her.  She was born again in 1982 and attended Christian Covenant Fellowship in Carterville, Illinois.  She was kind-hearted and caring and will be deeply missed.

Survived by:

Son: Keith Krivanko, Goreville, Illinois

Daughter: Robin McQuade, St. Charles, MO

Daughter: April (David) Kaeser, Truxton, MO


Amber Krivanko, Marion, IL

Jillian (Jason) Weems, University City, MO

Joseph (Cathy) Hemp, Hazelwood, MO

Jacob Hemp, Maplewood, MO

Jessica Effinger, O’fallon, MO

Kristen (Kyle) Fernandez, O’fallon, MO

John Kaeser, Truxton, MO

Kirstie Inholt, Anderson, IN

Lauren (Stephen) Sullivan, Creal Springs, IL



Collin, Sophia, Olivia, Sean, Riley, Emma and Henry

Preceded in death:

Mother: Maxine Howard

Father: Frank Lear

Husband: Robert John Allen Krivanko

Son: Dennis Krivanko

Daughter: Karen Krivanko

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will also be on Tuesday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: John Inholt

    From: ,

    Date: December 29, 2014

    What I remember most are the apple people she made.
    She will be dearly missed.
    With all our love.

  • Guest: Jeanette Case Higginbotham

    From: ,

    Date: December 29, 2014

    I remember Mrs. Krivanko as a sweet, quiet, caring mother of one of my dearest friends, Robin. I know she will be missed by many. Praying for peace and comfort for family and friends.