Obit: Craig, Martha B. (1919 - 1990)



----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 05/30/1990

Craig, Martha B. (1919 - 1990)

Martha B. Craig, 70, Willard, died Saturday, May 26, 1990, at Neillsville Memorial Hospital, at 2:45 p.m. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 30, 1990, at United Methodist Church, Greenwood. Rev. Ronald Stelzleni and Rev. Larry Moody, of Wesley United Methodist Church, Marshfield, officiated the service. Burial was at the Willard Cemetery. Sons-in-law served as pallbearers.

Marth (Brown) Craig was born June 16, 1919, in New Castle, Ind., to Charles and Fannie (Bollmeyer) Brown. She was a graduate of New Castle High School in 1937. She graduated from the Indiana Business College, Indianapolis, Ind. in 1938. She married Thurman A. Craig on Sept. 6, 1941, in Kennard, Ind. She was employed as an office manager in Indianapolis for eight years and then began farming with her husband in Indiana. In 1957, they moved to the Willard area, where they continued to farm. She returned to school at Chippewa Valley Technical School in 1983 and became a nurses aid. She was employed at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville from 1983 to 1989. She was the first woman president of a Wisconsin county chapter of Farm Bureau, a 4-H leader in Clark County since 1957, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of DAR, American Legion Auxiliary, Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Clark County Unit of the American Cancer Society, and a member of the Willard Homemakers.

Survivors include her husband, six daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Willis, Dayton, Ohio Mrs. Carig (Sandra) Gordon, Marshfield Mrs. Fred (Linda) Waldburger, Lake Mills Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Hyland, Manistique, Mich. Mrs. Jacob (Sarah) Trunke, Willard Mrs. David (Deborah) Krultz, Greenwood one brother, Charles, New Castle, Ind. and 14 grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, one sister and one grandson in infancy.

Memorial may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church or Clark County Cancer Society.

Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, was in charge of the arrangements.



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