Therese “Tee Tee” Anne (Crivello) Clarke, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 5:32 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
Tee Tee was born August 23, 1929 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Anthony Bernard “Joe” and Thelma Agnes (Brooks) Crivello. She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1947, and went on to attend Michigan State University, and eventually obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Sangamon State University. Tee Tee retired from Memorial School in Taylorville, where she was a Title 1 Reading Instructor for over 20 years.
Tee Tee was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, where she ran concessions for all school events for years. She had a passion for writing, authoring multiple books, authoring a column for the Carlinville paper for many years, and submitting editorials to the Breeze-Courier. She took also took great pride in her “Empty Nest” newsletter, that she would send out monthly to her family and friends. She will be remembered not only for being patriotic and the St. Louis Cardinals #1 Fan, but for being the original loving, independent woman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Kevin James Clarke.
Tee Tee is survived by her children, Ric Clarke of Nashville, TN, Anne Marie (husband, Albert) Lotter of Dallas, GA, Terry (wife, JoAnn) Clarke of Elmhurst, IL, Tracy Mahan of Taylorville, IL, and Mark Anthony (wife, Fran) Clarke of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, D.W. Clarke, Douglas William (Honor) Taft, Allison Vaughn (Kasey) Learned, Anthony (Emma) Clarke, Daniel Mahan, Kelly (Aaron) Johnston, Karri (C.J.) Mathis, Jazmine Clarke, Michele Clarke, Taylor Lynn Clarke, and Patrick Ryan Clarke; great grandchildren, Devon, Jackson, Gwyneth, Wyatt, Tage, Leni, Layne, Landry, Maylin, Paxton, and Tesley; and siblings, Mary Crivello of Taylorville, IL, and J.B. Crivello of Monticello, IN.
Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.
Visitation & Memorial Mass: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial mass at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, and in Therese’s honor memorial contributions may be made to: Christian County Senior Citizens Center, 701 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568.
Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
Donations may be made to:
Christian County Senior Citizens Center
701 W. Adams St., Taylorville IL 62568