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Mary Kraft

  • "I grew up on Adams Ave., a few doors down from the Krafts,..."
    - Andrea Davis (nee Lyon)

Mary Penelope (Bartek) Kraft
Owensville, Ind.
Mary Penelope (Bartek) Kraft, 95, of Owensville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Transcendent Healthcare of Owensville.
Mary was born in Bell County, Texas on November 1, 1918, to the late Steven and Christina (Kristinek) Bartek. She worked at DeJong's in the 60s and later worked in dietary at St. Mary's Hospital. Mary also worked at Highland and Scott Elementary Schools in the cafeteria for many years. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Mary was a book enthusiast and frequented Central Library. She loved reading mysteries and biographies and would read up to five books a week.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Karen (Gerald) Osman, of Princeton, IN, Beverly (James) Lyle, of Mandaville, LA; grandchildren, Peter (Lisa) Lyle, Scott (Sherry) Lyle and Megan Lyle; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Ariana, Audrey and Emma Lyle.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Kraft Ph.D.; her parents; a daughter, Sharon Kraft; and siblings, Lorraine Maas, Elsie Clemens, Babs Bartek, Steve Bartek and Bill Bartek, all of Texas.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 E. Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711 with Pastor, Jerry Wibert officiating. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. at Browning Funeral Home on Saturday to go to the cemetery for a graveside committal service.
Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until service time on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Browning Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made online at

Published in Courier Press on June 13, 2014
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Browning Funeral Home
738 Diamond Ave Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 425-2896
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