Michelle Crites

Jan 30th, 1961 - Jul 25th, 2021

Service:

Spillertown Youth Building

Sat, Aug. 7th, 2021 11am

Michelle Louise Crites, 60, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Michelle was born on January 30, 1961 in St. Louis to Dallas Montgomery and Beverly Yackey.  She married Jeff Crites on June 17, 1978 at First Baptist Church in Marion.

Michelle worked for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department as a correctional officer for many years.

Survivors include:

Husband-Jeff Crites of Marion

Mother-Beverly Yackey of Marion

Father-Dallas Montgomery of Homestead, FL

Daughter-Brandie Fuller (Michael) of New Boston, TX

Son-Josh Crites (Michelle) of Hartford City, IN

Grandchildren:

Alexzandrea Steinmetz of Austin, TX

Victoria Street of Sulphur Springs, TX

Tiara Crites of Springfield

Charlene Robinson (Alexander) of Sulphur Springs, TX

Three great grandchildren and one on the way

Brothers:

Michael Montgomery

Nathan Montgomery

Sisters:

Amy Szabo

Wendy Dial

Robin Heitz

Lisa Cooper

Kimberly Durham

Lacey Caballero

Several nieces and nephews

Michelle’s wishes were to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11am at the Spillertown Youth Building. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting with the arrangements.

8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Mike and Michelle Clark

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mike and Michelle Clark

  • Guest: Carol

    From: Carpentersville, Illinois

    Date: July 28, 2021

    I am so sorry for your great loss. I pray the many years of memories will in time. Bring a smile to your face. Mickey is at peace watching over everyone.

  • Guest: Mendy Motsinger-Karnes

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2021

    Mick was one of the first women jailers I can remember. She had no problem bringing 4 or 5 people down from the jail. She was all business. When she moved over to the courthouse her personality was a hoot. Loved hearing the stories.
    Most of all she loved talking about her family. They were her life. Please accept my sincere condolences. She will be missed by many.

  • Guest: Diana Etheridge

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: July 29, 2021

    I was so sorry to read of Mickey’s passing. My prayers are with her family. Hold your precious memories close.

  • Guest: Alina Alvarez

    From: Lake Forest, Illinois

    Date: July 30, 2021

    Mickey was a great friend.
    I pray that Joshy met her.
    Rest in Peace both of you.

  • Guest: Alina Alvarez

    From: Lake Forest, Illinois

    Date: July 30, 2021

    Mickey was a great friend.
    I pray that Joshy met her.
    Rest in Peace both of you.

  • Guest: Mary Faughn

    From: Vienna, Illinois

    Date: July 31, 2021

    To Mickey’s Family.
    She was a great person inside & out. She loved talking about her family. A good friend to many at the W.C. Courthouse I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Mary Faughn

  • Guest: Marilyn Reynolds

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 6, 2021

    Mickey was my friend and she treated me like a daughter. I worked with her for several years at the jail until she left us for the courthouse. She would make sure she got to see me to say hi and give me a hug every time she brought us over a new customer from the courthouse. She always had such a happy, positive attitude even when things were very stressful. I loved my friend and I will miss her so much.