Mary Ruth Crackel (76)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: September 4, 1947
Death: January 12, 2024

Mary Ruth Crackel, 76, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, January 12, 2024, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born September 4, 1947, in Grayville, the daughter of Harry and Ruth (Read) Spruell. She was married to Gale Keith Crackel on June 7, 1966, and he preceded her in death in September, 2021.

Mary was an avid reader and she enjoyed Bible studies. She was a life-long, faithful member of the First Christian Church in Grayville. Some of her favorite pastimes were watching Hallmark movies, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed caring for children and working as a sales representative for Tupperware.

Survivors include daughters Rachel (Scottie) Vaughan of Mt. Carmel, Joanna (Meggan) Thorn of Albion, Illinois; brothers James Spruell of Evansville, Indiana, Tom Spruell of Fairfield, Illinois, David (Connie) Spruell of Grayville, Billy Spruell of South Carolina; sisters Letha (Jack) Harris of Tennessee, Rosalie Spruell of Grapevine, Texas; sister-in-law Marla Moody of Lawrenceville, Illinois; grandchildren Savana Richardson, Gage Conner, Chloe Conner; great-grandchildren Paisley Gunther, Landon Canady; and her beloved dog, Rufus.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers Sam and Jerry Spruell.

Visitation and funeral are Saturday, January 20, 2024, at First Christian Church in Grayville, Illinois. Visitation is 10 am to 12 noon. Funeral is at 12 noon with burial in Ridge Cemetery west of Grayville.

Memorials may be made to the Oil Belt Christian Service Camp and will be accepted at the visitation.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: First Christian Church of Grayville, Illinois, Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 10 - 12 noon
Service: First Christian Church of Grayville, Illinois, Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 12 noon
Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Oil Belt Christian Service Camp

3 thoughts on “Mary Ruth Crackel”

  1. Charlotte Wright

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Mary Crackle.
    Enjoyed her energy and love of being a Tupperware Consultant, later Manager. She will be missed by all.
    Fly high my friend!

  2. I was blessed to have met Miss Mary this past Fall when she visited her sister Rosalie in Grapevine, TX. What a beautiful, thoughtful and caring Christian woman she was. We attended Grapevest and shared funnel cakes. Hers with strawberries. Rosalie even had to have a taste with the strawberries. We laughed and enjoyed a beautiful day. My son took care of all of us that day. Even though Mary was in my life for such a short time, I felt as if she had been a lifelong friend. I know one day we will meet again and make more fond memories.

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