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Cynthia Crabtree

Jerseyville 09/19/2022

Cynthia A. Crabtree passed away on September 19, 2022, in Springfield, IL.  She was born July 14, 1951, in Alton, the daughter of the late Gene and Stella (Schulz) Crabtree. 

Upon graduation from East Alton-Wood River High School, she continued her education and graduated from Aton Memorial School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.  After working in several hospitals, she ended her nursing career with the Illinois Dept. of Corrections.  A lifelong animal lover, she frequently took in dogs and cats who were homeless and needed a loving home. 

She is survived by her brother, Jim (Korla) of Beatrice, NE; niece, Annette Crabtree, and children Kayla, Hannah, Julia, Carston, and Helene Addink of Pittsburgh, PA.; aunt, Martha Beard of Tyler, TX.; Uncle and Aunt, Bill and Joan Weinzirl of St. Louis, MO.; Special Friends, Byron, Helen, Keith, and Kelly Beiermann and a host of relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one niece, Carissa Addink, and several Aunts and Uncles. 

Visitation will be Friday, September 23, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Glasgow Cemetery in Glasgow, IL.  Father Paul Kallal will Officiate. 

Memorials may be made to Riverbend Humane Society.  Additional information and an online guest book may be found at  

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200