Vanessa Marie Crets


    Vanessa Marie Crets of St. James, Missouri was born Monday, May 2, 1955 at St. Louis, Missouri to Walter and Rose (nee Janes) Loeblein and passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the age of 65 years.


    Vanessa was a 1973 graduate of Jennings High School.
    She married Thomas Crets on November 27, 1973 at Paducah, Kentucky.
    Vanessa collected lighthouses, nautical items, dolls and antiques. She enjoyed working in the garden. When she did get to sit down and watch TV, it was the Young and the Restless, Bold and the Beautiful, Hallmark Chanel, Alaskan Bush People and any other reality TV.
    Christmas was Vanessa’s favorite time of year. She spent days decorating the entire house, baking cookies and putting up a beautiful Christmas tree. Her Christmas village always looked perfect under the tree.
    Vanessa’s favorite part of the day was early mornings with a wonderful cup of coffee.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Rose Loeblein; and one brother-in-law, Michael Crets.
    She is survived by her husband, Tom Crets of the home; three children, Thomas and wife Angela Crets of Pinetown, North Carolina, Heather and husband Brian Franz of Steelville, Missouri and Tim and wife Mary Crets of Grayslake, Illinois; five grandchildren, Hayley Crets and Rachel Crets of Pinetown, North Carolina, Jacob Franz and Andrew Franz of Steelville, Missouri and Connor Crets of Grayslake, Illinois; one brother, Walter and wife Trish Loeblein of Colorado; two sisters, Valerie and husband Mike McGaughey of O’Fallon, Missouri and Jackie and husband John Lane of O’Fallon, Missouri; brother-in-law, Steve and wife Cynthia Crets of St. Louis, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Graveside service was held at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in St. James, Missouri with Father Brendan Griffey officiating.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

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