The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 10, 2013

William Craig


CHRISMAN — William Craig, age 96, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village.

He was born July 27, 1916, in Hume to Susie (Mershon) and Thomas Craig.

Bill was a member of the Chrisman Christian Church.

Bill is survived by three children, John (Middy) Craig of Chrisman, Charlotte (Kerm) Frailey of Chrisman and Dean (Diana) Craig of Chrisman; two stepchildren, Debbie Porter of Chrisman and Tony Johnson of Paris; one sister, Suella Loop of Chrisman; nine grandchildren, Terri Beals, Lori Gilkerson, Troy (Rachel) Craig, LaRinda (Steve) Alexander, Craig (Missy) Kindred and LuCinda (Dillon) Brazelton, DeWayne Craig, Kami (Scott) Miller and Daren (Janice) Craig; 11 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; and one special friend, Lela Mae Key.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nila Craig; and his second wife, Maryellen Craig; two sisters and two brothers.

He was a lifelong resident of the Chrisman area and farmed his whole life. Bill loved the farm, animals and dancing. He lived a very full happy life, dearly loved his family and was a very special grandfather to many.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Krabel Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Chrisman Peace Meals or Pleasant Meadows Christian Village Activity Fund.

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