Lola F. Critten - age 75 of Gallatin, MO passed away Monday morning, December 28th, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Lola was born on October 6th, 1945 the daughter of John Patrick and Alma (Place) Yuille in rural Daviess County, MO. She grew up in Jameson, MO and was a 1963 graduate of Jameson High School. On August 30th, 1964 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Critten in Jameson. In addition to being a homemaker, she and her husband were co-owners of Landmark Manufacturing in rural Gallatin for most of their married life. She was a member of the Daviess County Business Women's Association, Master Gardener’s Club, Learn and Do Club, and Kickin Cancer with Kindness. She loved gardening and planting flowers, but more importantly pulling the weeds. Lola attended the Gallatin United Methodist Church. She loved her grandchildren and was a mother to many who needed a home over the years. Lola was a sports fan. She never missed her son’s sporting events while they were growing up and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Lola loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs. She was a great cook and loved attending auctions. Lola will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Lola was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kris Critten; siblings, Eleanor Beason, Kenneth John Yuille and Terri Yuille. Survivors include: husband, Kenneth of the home; son, Kevin (Pam) Critten of Gallatin; son, Kent (Kim) Critten of Gallatin; grandchildren: Kelly (Nate) Gray, Kristin (Lucas) Williams, Kase Critten all of Gallatin, Klark Critten of Kansas City, MO, Taylor Rardon and Trace Rardon both of Gallatin; great-grandchildren: Kohl, Olivia, and June; Several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Kickin' Cancer with Kindness in care of the funeral home. The family respectfully asks that all attendees wear a mask at all events. Graveside service: 2 PM, Thursday, December 31st, 2020, Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin, MO. Visitation: 6 to 8 PM, Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Friends may call after 11 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.
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