Mary L. Cripps, 71, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Mary was born April, 16, 1945, in Pomona, to Clifford and Gladys (Griffith) Ellis.
Mary worked at Archway School as a teacher’s aide.
She was married to Virgil Cripps. He survives in Pomona.
Survivors include her husband; children, Terry (Trish) Cripps of Marion and Rick (Tina) Cripps of Pomona; grandchildren, Aaron Cripps, Ashley Cripps, Clayton Cripps, and Brit and Brec Burkhardt; brothers, Eugene “Gene” (Nellie) Ellis, and and Bob (Pat) Elli, all of Pomona; sisters, Betty (Robbie) Cauble of Pomona, Emma (Don) Sanders of Pomona, Cathy Sanders of De Soto, Linda Zimmerman of Peotone, Debbie (Edard) Gearhart of Pomona and Shirley (Kevin) Gee of Makanda; many nieces and nephews; and loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Mike Ellis; three sisters, Dianne Levin, Sharon Ellis and Baby Carolyn Ellis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Walker Funeral Home in Alto Pass, with Davy Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Services are entrusted to Walker Funeral Home of Alto Pass.