James Crosby

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James A. Crosby, 92, of Freeburg, IL, born October 25, 1930, in Oak Park, IL, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

James retired from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was the director of purchasing and plant facilities service manager for Hanley Dawson Enterprises.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Vernile, nee Williams, Crosby; and his sister, Mary Alicia Vandersee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marcella L. “Sally” Crosby, whom he married on May 2, 1960.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.


7 Comments on James Crosby

Kailey Jarvis said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 4:46 PM

Sally, I’m not sure if you remember me but my brother and I grew up in the apartments next to yours. You and your husband were very sweet to us, letting us come in and use your phone when we locked ourselves out and taking the time to listen to us little kids talk on and on, usually about how the Cardinals are better than the Cubs. We often think about you and wonder how you are. We were very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Just know he left a mark on many, more than you knew. Sending prayers.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Judy&Doug said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2022 at 1:55 PM

Aunt Sally, We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. We love you and you are in our prayers. Sending you love and hugs. I remember him calling me the dippity do girl..love you

  • Mount Airy
  • NC
Rhonda said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2022 at 6:13 PM

Sally, I am heartbroken over the passing of Jim 💔 and am so sorry for your loss. I’m also sorry that I can’t make to his services, I will see him again one day. Sending you a huge hug and many prayers. Love you both

  • Linden
  • TN
Jeanette Matusak said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2022 at 12:06 PM

Sally, so sorry about your loss. Miss your smiling face at book club You are in my prayers.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Joyce @ John Dittmann said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2022 at 12:29 PM

Sally, So Sorry to read about your Husband. Our prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Dora Becker said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 11:03 PM

Sally, my sympathies to you. Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, he enjoyed chatting with me when I worked at the Village and he enjoyed coming there to visit other personnel as well.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Karen Voelker said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 1:07 AM

Sally, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Crosby’s passing. My sympathy to you and prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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