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Mary Lou Krutsinger

Mar 4th, 1929 - Dec 30th, 2023

Funeral:  12 noon Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  10 a.m. until 12 noon on Wednesday at the funeral home

Interment:  Oskaloosa Cemetery


     Mary Lou Krutsinger, age 94, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Saturday evening, December 30, 2023, at Carle Richland Hospital in Olney.

     She was born March 4, 1929, in Songer Township, Clay County, to Lew and Ida Mae (Davis) Anderson.  She married William Glen Krutsinger on September 3, 1950, and together they built a life filled with hard work, faith, and love while raising children, and later welcoming grandkids on their family farm.  Their remarkable journey spanned 68 years until Bill's passing on October 11, 2018.

     Mary Lou was a longstanding member of Bethel Christian Church, the very place where she was baptized.  Her commitment to the church over the years and its many activities included one of her favorites—vacation bible school.  She and Bill openly extended support to the youth of the church and in the broader community.  Whether helping with a word of encouragement and simple one-time need, or taking the time to inspire the ongoing personal growth and development of a young person, Mary Lou and Bill’s touch has left a legacy that embraces many families.

     She served as a 4-H leader and was involved in Clay County HCE activities, and she and Bill found joy in the years they spent square dancing with the Flora Square Jammers.

     Mary Lou will especially be remembered for her genuine expressions of gratitude and affection.  A heartfelt “thank you” and “I love you” remain a lasting beautiful memory for everyone she shared these words with.

     She is survived by her daughter: Donna Kay (Randy) Payne of Xenia; her 2 sons: Douglas Lee (Rebecca) Krutsinger of Xenia and Gregory Neal (Karen Broquet) Krutsinger of Springfield; 6 grandchildren: Michael (Misty) Payne, Melissa (Carl) Slobodzian, Jeremie (Shanna) Hutchens, Kena Krutsinger, Roxane (Patrick Randle) Krutsinger, and Lillian Krutsinger; great-grandchildren: Samantha Payne, Kaden Turner, Rylan Hutchens, Elijah Randle Krutsinger, Bailey Smith, and Jerron Borders; a sister-in-law: Ailene Anderson; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special group of people, including family, friends, and caregivers whom are all dearly appreciated.

     She was preceded in passing by her parents; her husband: Bill Krutsinger; and 3 brothers: Myron, John, and Don Anderson.

     A funeral ceremony will begin at 12 noon Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Oskaloosa Cemetery.  A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Bethel Christian Church and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Becky Bonville

January 2nd

Donna and family I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all.✝️❤️🙏

Shelly Allen

January 2nd

Sorry for your loss. Mary Lou was a sweet lady.

Barbara and Henry Gill

January 2nd

I remember Mary Lou from the time she was a teenager. She was always so kind and friendly. She was a very special lady. Our sympathy to her family.

Bud and Linda Martin

January 2nd

Doug, Becky and Kena: We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. She was one-of-a-kind and will be missed by all. Our prayers for God’s comfort, peace and strength are with you along with our thoughts.

Ken Jennings Jr

January 2nd

Sorry for the families loss

Judy Griffith

January 2nd

Donna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. She was a sweet lady and will be missed.

Virginia and Jerry Dennis

January 2nd

Such a wonderful lady, good neighbor, friend, and a great Christian, will be missed!

Andy and Jerri Frost

January 2nd

Karen (Frost) Riggins

January 2nd

Deepest condolences. Mary Lou was a wonderful lady.

Jack & Freda Stanfield

January 2nd

So sorry to learn about the death of Mary Lou, she was a special lady. she & Bill were two very special friends. She worked with the Farm Bureau Ladies Community, always a smile for every one. A wonderful Christain Lady, anyone who knew her was Blessed!

Sharon David

January 2nd

Donna and family---I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this trying time.

Tammy (Akes)Haywood

January 2nd

Donna& Randy, and family... My heart goes out to u. Your momma was one of the best! She's got her wings n flying up there with the rest of the family clan, and many freinds from Xenia! If you see a cardnial nearby, she's saying hello, I love you....

Diana Kuhlig Hatton

January 2nd

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Mary Lou was a wonderful lady, as were so many in that generation. Donna and I were close in age and Mary Lou and my own mother traveled with us in church activities and 4-H. Bill and Mary Lou and my parents were great friends over the years . I am thankful for the memories. My prayers for peace to the family as you move forward in life.

Donna Schoonover

January 3rd

Mary Lou was a warm, lovely person. Her’s was a life well lived. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to all her family.

Jim and Janice Frost

January 3rd

The closeness of our families has spanned generations. What a blessing that has been. Marylou was so loved and truly will be missed. God bless you during this difficult time.

Marilyn Kimbrel

January 4th

Steve and I have known MaryLou for years and are privileged to have her daughter Donna as our sister in law. She was a great lady and will be sadly missed. I know Bill was waiting at Heaven's gate for her.

Mary Sefton Saras

January 6th

Doug, Donna, Greg & families, Sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way. Mary Lou lived such a long and independent life. I have many wonderful memories of her & your dad. Our families shared a school, church, neighborhood, play dates, farm life, ... Mary Lou leaves a wonderful legacy in your families.

Norma Clarner

January 7th

Oh my I didn’t know this until a very short time ago and I am so sorry to see it , she was such a sweet lady . We sure had some fun times .

Terry Igert

January 10th

You all have our deepest sympathy for your loss! Praying for you all!!



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