Herrin- Marylee McCree, 94, of Herrin, passed away peacefully at 2:51 AM, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Herrin Hospital.
Marylee was born on November 14, 1914 on McAlpin Hill in Rural Williamson County to Raymond & Kate (McAlpin) Alexander. She married Alvin McCree at a friends home in Marion on October 7, 1933. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1989.
She retired from Smoler Brothers in Herrin where she worked for many years as a supervisor. Marylee was a lifetime member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. Her grandfather, John McAlpin, built the church many, many years ago. She taught Sunday school for sixty years and formerly served as church secretary. Mrs. McCree enjoyed sewing, craftwork, cooking and spending time with friends and family when she was able. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Son- Robert McCree of Christopher
Son & daughter in law- Dennis & Margie McCree of Energy
Steve McCree & wife Susie of Carbondale
Terry McCree & wife DeAnna of Amarillo, TX
Greg McCree & wife Jayne of Herrin
Bryan McCree & wife Corrine of Hyampom, CA
MaryLynn Vaughan & husband Randy of Sandston, VA
Gary McCree & wife Trudy of Energy
Cheryl McCree & her companion Paul Henry of Murphysboro
Allen McCree & wife Beth of Crab Orchard
Fifteen Great Grandchildren
Eight Great Great Grandchildren
Sister- Vera Woolard of Herrin
Several nieces, nephews and close friends
Her parents, husband, grandson- Stan McCree, two brothers- Dwight & Jimmy Alexander and two sisters- Eva Dekum & Pauline Benton preceded her in death.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Energy. Pastor Jerry Schell will officiate. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will be from 5-8:00 PM, Friday, December 12, 2008 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
Memorial donations are suggested to Lone Oak Baptist Church and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th/ Herrin, IL 62948.