Taylorville Obits

Marilyn Sue Crites

Marilyn “Sue” Crites, 85 of Taylorville, passed away at 12:30a.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born on July 10, 1938, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond and Zelma (Schrum) Dotson.  She married Billy “Jan” Phillips on May 28, 1955, and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1977.  Sue later married Harold “Lynn” Crites on April 20, 1991, and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2022.

She is survived by her sons: Randy Phillips (Paula), Kent Phillips, and Bryan Phillips; stepsons: Jim Crites (Denise), Barry Crites (Rebecca), and Bradley Crites (Marjorie); grandchildren: Nathan Phillips, Gabe Phillips, and Hannah Phillips; and brother: Lee Dotson.

In keeping with her wishes, Sue will be cremated, and a private family graveside will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Sue, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.