A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Dr. Virginia Flores Cravens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. James E. Young officiating. Dr. Cravens passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born in Dodge Center, Minn. on March 3, 1924, the daughter of Otoniel Flores and Minerva Benson Flores. She graduated from Dodge Center High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1946 from the College of St. Theresa, Winona, Minn. She attended the University of Minnesota
where she received a Master of Arts degree in science, math and curriculum, a Specialist degree in education psychology in 1971, receiving her Ph.D in administration from the University of Minnesota in 1976. Dr. Cravens enjoyed a long and successful career in education as a teacher, counselor, supervisor and administrator. The highlight of her career was receiving the Minnesota Personnel and Guidance Administrator of the Year award. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, swimming, reading, sewing and helping those less fortunate. Virginia was a loving and caring lady. Dr. Cravens was very active in her church. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild, the Third Age Club and St. Vincent DePaul Society. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John N. Cravens, her parents, her sister Graciela (Mickie) Flores Watson. Her survivors including numerous cousins including Esther LaCroix. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Laird Funeral Home.