Former KCCDD Exec passes away at 77

Retired former KCCDD Executive Director Mary Crittenden passed away Monday at the age of 77.
Crittenden became the organization’s executive director in 2004, having at the time been second-in-command to longtime director Ned Hippensteel.

Overall Crittenden spent 34 years at KCCDD, the last eight of them as director.

She started at KCCDD as a registered nurse.

Her obituary from Hinchcliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors says she was “highly dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities.”

One of the DD Homes residential homes is named after Mary; Crittenden Court on West Tompkins St.

Funeral services for Mary Crittenden will be held this Friday, 10 a.m. at Covenant Church.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West in Galesburg.
Crittenden is survived by her husband, children, and several grandchildren.