Holly Lynne Johnson Crites

Nov 27th, 1940 - Jun 28th, 2020


McKinney Chapel Church

Sat, Jul. 11th, 2020 1pm


McKinney Chapel Church

Sat, Jul. 11th, 2020 3pm

Holly Lynne Johnson Crites

Holly Lynn Crites, 79, of Herrin, died peacefully at home at 2:55pm on June 28, 2020.

Holly was born on November 27, 1940 in Chicago to Evald and Marjorie Johnson.  She married Stanley Wayne Crites on August 31, 1958.  They were married for 62 years.

Holly was a loving spouse, mother and grandmother and devoted herself to her family.  She was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Crites; five children, Jeff (Michelle) Crites of Marion, Gary (Sheila) Crites of Herrin, Betsy (Tim) Simmons of Marion, Kirby (Pam) Crites of Marion and Tony (Heather) Crites of College Station, TX; 13 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and one brother, Evan Johnson of Geneva, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and a step-father.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3pm at McKinney Chapel Church.  Visitation will be on Saturday the 11th from 1pm until the time of the service at the church.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the funeral service and visitation are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks is encouraged.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

11 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ralph and Deanna Carter

    From: Marion, Kentucky

    Date: June 30, 2020

    Jeff, Betsy, and the Crites family-may we all find peace and comfort at this time of loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Guest: Jody and Dennis Johnson

    From: Geneva, Illinois

    Date: July 1, 2020

    We will miss Holly. Such a beautiful person. I’m so happy I got the chance to know and love you. God bless you Holly ❤️🙏

  • Guest: Karen and Ernie Lombardi

    From: Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    Date: July 1, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy go out to Stanley and his family. I will always cherish the times we had together at Aunt Marge’s house. Please find comfort knowing Holly is now in God’s care.

  • Guest: Jean Johnson

    From: St Charles, Illinois

    Date: July 2, 2020

    Hi Stanley this is Aunt Jean. Dennis and Jody, Karen and Ernie and I send you our deepest sympathy on the passing of Holly. We will remember the good times in Auntie Marg’s swimming pool. Playing cards in your basement and coming outside to find 6 inches of snow in April. We all send you our deepest sympathy and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Love Aunt Jean and family.

  • Guest: Anita McWhorter

    From: North Zulch, Texas

    Date: July 6, 2020

    Tony, Sending my condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Lisa Cumby

    From: Caldwell, Texas

    Date: July 6, 2020

    Tony – you and all your family are in my heart and prayers. God bless y’all with many wonderful memories for you to cherish of your Mom. Hugs and prayers your way. L~

  • Guest: Fred Griggs

    From: Whitewright, Texas

    Date: July 7, 2020

    May the Lord give you grace and strength in this difficult time. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Guest: Taylor Hartmann

    From: Bryan , Texas

    Date: July 7, 2020


    I’m very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Guest: Yeshua Silva

    From: Bryan, Texas

    Date: July 7, 2020

    My family and I are truly saddened by your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  • Guest: Lisa Clendenin

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2020

    Betsy – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you feel God’s peace and comfort today and in the days ahead.

  • Guest: Steve Ash

    From: College Station, Texas

    Date: July 10, 2020

    Tony, I’m sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.