Lou Verda (Verdi) Cavatorta, 71, of Taylorville, passed away on April 10, 2013 at 4:08 a.m. at the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL. She was born July 12, 1941 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Darrell and Catheryne (Hoover) Hamell. She married Gary Crites and later to Joseph Cavatorta Jr. She was a Hair Dresser and a homemaker. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Taylorville. She loved music and dancing. Lou Verda also loved the Cubs and the Steelers and making people smile.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph (fiancée Jordan Lefever) Cavatorta III of Taylorville, IL, Gregg L. Crites of San Antonio, TX, and Nicholas R. Crites of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Gatlin Crites of Panama City Beach, FL, Zac, Cody, Chase, and Trey Crites all of Taylorville, IL; great-grandchildren, Jordan Crites of Taylorville, IL and Gisele Crites of TX; brothers, Allen (Brenda) Hamell, Terry Hamell, Ricci (Lisa) Hamell and Tim Hamell all of Taylorville, IL; sisters, Joyce Brodien of MI, Maggie Boarman of Nokomis, IL, Beverly (Jim) Sutherland, and Debbie Hamell; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her pet bird Tweety. She was preceded by her grandparents, Nick and Maggie Hamell; parents; brothers, Bob Hamell, Bill Hamell and Darrell Hamell Jr.; sisters, Susie Hamell, and Patty Hamell.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Ricci Hamell officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: The Family

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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