Mary Jane Critselous

June 23, 1925May 7, 2019

Critselous, Mary Jane 93 of Knoxville, TN went to be with Jesus Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church for over 55 years. Mary retired from Knoxville News Sentinel after working 38 years as a bookkeeper. She was a loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mary was generous to those in need. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Edward Dale Critselous; parents, Buford and Alice Cooter; siblings, B.J. Cooter and Juanita Jones. Mary is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Celeste Critselous; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Chelsea, and Alex; great grandchildren, Jaiden and Kingston; a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather Saturday, May 11th at 11am at Sherwood Memorial Gardens on Airport Highway for a graveside service. A Celebration of Life service will take place Saturday, May 11th at 1pm at St. John's Lutheran Church with receiving of friends to follow after the service in the welcome center. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019


Mary Jane Critselous

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Phil and Leigh Cupp

May 9, 2019

Gary, we are sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Your family is in our prayers and hope that God's love will shower down on you in the future. Take care my friend.

Dan Stewart

May 9, 2019

I was sorry to hear about your mother's passing. From knowing you I am certain your mother was a great mom. Take care my friend and know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.