Dolores Craun, November 28, 1917~January 3, 2016

Craun, Dolores 2Dolores Craun, 98, of Mission, TX. died peacefully at Mission Nursing & Rehab Center on January 3, 2016.  Dolores was born November 28, 1917 in Angola, IN., the daughter of Glen and Dorothy Oberlin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Carl Craun; and two sisters, Barbara Oberlin and Glenola Sams.

She was a 1935 graduate of Flint High School in Flint, Indiana.  She married Carl Craun on December 25, 1938.  Dolores was a member of Flint Methodist Church until 1963 when she moved with her family to Elkins, Arkansas where she became a member of the Elkins Community Church.  She enjoyed fishing, gardening, birds, reading, playing the violin and travel.

Dolores is survived by a son, Jerry Craun and wife, Carol of Lockesburg, AR.; two daughters, Carol Tillery and husband, Mike of Elkins and Janet Couch and husband, Doug of Mission, TX.; 3 grandchildren, Chris Craun and wife, Jenny of Conway, AR.; Roy Tillery and wife, Gwen of Elkins; and Casey Craun and wife, Alison of Vilonia, AR.; 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel with Roy Tillery officiating.  Interment will follow in McCord Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 P.M. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the funeral home.

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    Name » 14. Jan, 2016

    Our thoughts and prayers to Janet and the family! Jim&Carol Hawkins

    Greg and joanna Griffin » 14. Jan, 2016

    Dear jerry, Carol and Janet,
    So sorry to hear about aunt Dolores’s passing. Keep her smiling face in you thoughts, as well as all the great memories.
    Greg and Joanna Griffin

    Debbie Miller » 14. Jan, 2016

    Our sympathy to the family. She was such an uplifting and positive person and we have fond memories of her.
    Bob & Margaret Ann
    Debbie & Gerald

    Martha Cooper Ritchie » 18. Jan, 2016

    My condolences to the Craun Family. I will remember Mrs. Craun fondly as a member of our community. I didn’t know she played the violin!