Marie H. Crater

BRAIDWOOD—Marie H. Crater (nee Ruzek), 92, of Braidwood, IL, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Manteno, IL.  
Born Nov. 4, 1924 in Coal City, IL, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary (nee Kociss) Ruzek. Marie, along with her husband, Glen owned and operated Crater's Royal Blue in Braidwood for 20 years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Braidwood.  
Surviving are her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Jack McElroy of Braidwood; niece, Diane Nelson of Manteno; nephews, Edward Voboril of Sedona, AZ; Keith McElroy of Braidwood and Kevin McElroy of Hudsonville, MI; niece, Cheryl Maly of Braidwood and sister-in-law, Frieda Bosek of Seattle, WA.  
Preceding her in death was her husband, Richard “Glen” Crater, whom she married Oct. 26, 1946 in Coal City.  
Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood Thursday, June 15, from 4-7 p.m. with funeral services at 7 p.m.  Rev. Dale Tolly will officiate.  
Cremation rites will be accorded following services.  Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be directed to Vitas Hospice.  
For more information and to visit her online guestbook log on to or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory in Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.