METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Mary LaVene Crim Harvey, 92, of Metropolis, died at 9:57 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at her home.

She was formerly employed at Krypton Assisted Living Home in Metropolis, the Food Bank in Carbondale, and retired from the Massac County Courthouse as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Metropolis, where she served as church musician.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. John B. Crim and Mary Beatrice Long Crim; seven sisters; and one brother.

She is survived by four daughters, Karen Algee of Carbondale, Charlotta Gayle Hayles of Florissant, Missouri, Kathy Foster of Round Lake Beach, and Ramona Harvey of North Chicago; one son, John Lamarr of Grand Rapids, Mississippi; one stepson, Michael Harvey of Chicago; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be noon Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Metropolis with Revs. Ronnie Woods and Stephen Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Choates.

Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday.

You may light a candle or leave online condolences at

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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