Betty Jane Craven

Betty Jane Craven

MARIETTA, GA: Betty Jane Craven, 91 of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully on February 25, 2013, at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice in Marietta, Georgia.

She was born September 26, 1921 to the late John Christian and Florence (Henson) Koehler in Caledonia, Ohio. She lived in Caledonia, Canton and Marion Ohio most of her childhood and graduated from Marion Harding Highschool. In 1943, Betty married Billy R. Craven. Mr. Craven preceded her in death in 1994. She moved to Marietta, Georgia in 2003 to join her son, Roger (Micki) and family. Betty made many friends and enjoyed the warm winters of the South. She was a resident of Winwood Retirement, Marietta, Ga for last five years.

Betty was a woman of great faith, compassion and love for her family and friends. She was an artistic woman and belonged to the Creators Guild in Marion for many years. Betty was a member of the MGH Twigs and volunteered in the hospital gift shop. She was employed at Richmond Brothers Ladies Dept in Marion, Ohio for several years. Betty was a past member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion and a current member of the First Baptist Church of Marietta, Georgia. As she told everyone frequently, and until her last moments, she had a full happy life and a loving family.

Betty is survived by two sons, Rex A. Craven of Gettysburg, Pa and Roger L. ( Micki) Craven of Woodstock, Georgia. She is also survived by two grandchildren in Ga., Sara ( Stephen) Miller, Dallas, Ga. and Sean (Brittany) Craven of Acworth, Ga.; four great grandchildren, Gavin and Liam Buyers, Taryn Elise Miller and Ansleigh Christyne Craven, all of Georgia. She is also survived by five grandchildren in Va., Chad, Eric and Kurt Craven, Kara Simpkins and Brittany Smith; and six great grandchildren. A sister, Janet (Koehler) Smith, Marion; nieces, Cherly Bailey, Carolyn Hendricks and Lynda Lockerbie.

Ms. Craven was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Robert (Margaret) Koehler; a sister, Miriam (Don) Miller; and brother-in-law, Richard Smith.

A private family service will be held at Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Monday and internment at Marion Cemetary.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, 475 Dickson Avenue, NW Marietta, GA 30064 or First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church St. Ne, Marietta, Georgia 30060.


Published in the Marion Star on Mar. 3, 2013