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Lois E. Cremeens

Lois E. Cremeens, age 75, of Carterville, Illinois,  passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Herrin Hospital.

Lois was born October 08, 1947 in Clifford, Illinois, a daughter of Edward and Lela (Whitecotton) Greathouse.  Lois grew up in Hurst, IL and graduated Hurst-Bush High School in 1965.  She married Robert A. Cremeens on June 05, 1965 in Carterville, IL.  Lois farmed with her husband and raised her children until 1980 when she attended Southeastern IL College and SIU, where she achieved a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Masters Degree in Business Administration.  She worked at SIU in the Financial Aid Office, then worked for SIH at St. Joseph, Carbondale Hospital, and Herrin Hospital, in Medical Records.  
Lois loved to read, raise flowers, and was an amazing artist.  

She is survived by her husband Robert A. Cremeens of Carterville, IL; four daughters, Kathy E. (Charles) Robinson of Carterville, IL, Leann M. (Jonathan) Harney of Indianapolis, IN, Kristin C. (David) Laitala of Indianapolis, IN, and Julie M. (Christopher) Keith of Indianapolis, IN; thirteen grandchildren, Elizabeth R. (Ryan) McDonald, Abigail C. Robinson, Katrina H. Robinson, Joshua C. Robinson, Lorelei A.G. Harney, Logan P.J. Harney, Joseph T. Latala, Robert P. Latala, Kaitlyn G. Latala, Jonathon M. Keith, Matthew R. Keith, Trevor A.J. Keith, and Luke A. Rebman; and two great-grandchildren, Avalyn A. McDonald and Isabelle I. McDonald.  She is preceded in death by one daughter, Amy M. Rebman; her parents, Edward and Lela Greathouse; and three brothers, Gary D. Greathouse, Paul Greathouse, and David R. Greathouse.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life for Lois at a later date. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.


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