William Horace & Mary Frances Craven
Mary Frances Craven
The Herald Democrat,
March 12, 2010
Mary Frances Craven passed away on March 10, 2010, at the age of
90. She has been a resident of Sherman for the past 89 years, and most
recently at Consulate Health Center of Safety Harbor, Florida.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William
Horace Craven, on June 24, 1993. They were married in Durant, Okla. in
1935. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Pearl Capps of Sherman,
Evelyn Mote of Gainesville, brother, John Thomas of Sherman, and granddaughter
Frances was born on Feb. 7, 1920 to John and Eunice Thomas. She
was employed as an office manager and bookkeeper for T.R. Nowlin for over
20 years. After her retirement, she was a volunteer at Wilson N. Jones
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Charlie Phelps
of Hertford, N.C., daughter and son-in-law, Betty and William (Bill) Nobles
of Safety Harbor, Fla. and son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sharon Craven
of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren,
several nieces and nephews, and sister, Joan Rogers and husband Delmar
of Sherman, and sisters-in-law, Pat Thomas of Sherman, Margaret Taylor
of Plano, Lois Craven of Abilene, and Jennie Ann Little of Seguin.
Frances was a loving Mother, Mother-in-law, sister and grandmother,
who cared for her family with encouragement and love. She will be missed
and remembered with love.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Home Hospice, 505 W. Center Street,
Sherman, TX 75090, or Florida Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater,
FL 33760 will be appreciated.
Visitation will be from 2 -3:30 p.m. on Sunday March 14, 2010 at
Waldo Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday
March 15, 2010 at Akers Cemetery.