Jesse Eugene Crowder, 67, of Palmer, IL, passed away on February 3, 2014 at 1:05 p.m. at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. He was born on September 24, 1946 in Taylorville, IL; the son Jesse Clifford and Rita (Owens) Crowder. He married Marie Ballard on September 19, 1964 in Taylorville, IL. He was a retired Machinist from Catepillar Tractor Company and drove a bus for Taylorville Transit and Cavello Bus lines. He is survived by his wife, Marie, daughters: Pamela Anderson of Springfield, IL. Tamara (Michael) Wareham of Taylorville, IL, and Donna (Anthony) Turney of Morrisonville, IL; grandchildren: Jeffery Anderson of Springfield, IL, Britni (Sebastian) Fetten of Salt Lake City, UT, Justin Turney of Taylorville, IL, Jessica Turney of Taylorville, IL, Brandon Wareham of Taylorville, IL and Brock Wareham of Taylorville, IL; brothers: Michael Crowder of Tovey, IL and Mark Crowder of Tovey, IL; sisters: Marcella (David) Ballard of Tovey, IL and Marlene Szabo of Tovey, IL; sisters-in-law: Barbara Stafford of Eureka, IL, Marlene Dunn of Blue Mound IL, Marcia (Robert) Smith of Palmer, IL and Patricia Huddleston of Palmer, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in passing by his parents, sister, June Smith and niece, Darlene Dance.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Pastor Chad Foster will officiate the services. Burial will be at Anderson Cemetery, Palmer, IL.

Memorials may be made to: Marie Crowder, 419 W. Poplar St., Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL

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