Thelma A. (Crites) Dannis
Thelma A. (Crites) Dannis, 94, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at
her home in Staunton, IL.
Thelma was born in White City, IL on April 12, 1928 the daughter of Elmar Crites
and Minnie (Sawyer) Crites. She attended Mt. Olive High School from 1942-
1946. Thelma married Joseph Dannis on August 19, 1952, and he preceded her
in death on December 12, 2019. She was employed by Betty D. Garment Factory
in Litchfield, IL for over 20 years until it went out of business. She continued to
work until age 70 for Community Care providing healthcare to seniors.
Thelma is survived by her son, Duane (Tonya) Dannis of Gillespie, IL, daughters:
Lynne (Bart) Williams of Litchfield, IL, Carla (Jim) Luketich of Mt. Olive, IL, five
grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Keith Ray
Dannis, a sister, Viola (Crites) Sawyer, brothers: Grant Crites, Harold Crites,
Lester Crites, and a grandson Joshua Stauffer.
Visitation will take place at Becker and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, February
4, 2023 from 9-11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with Reverend Nancy
Hubert officiating. Burial will take place in Chapman Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL.
Lunch for family and friends will be served at the Mt. Olive VFW.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriners
Hospitals for Children.
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to
leave an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.
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