Crata J. Cavinder, 79, of 6527 Palestine St., Pemberton, passed away peacefully at 3:17 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
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She was born in Williamsburg, Ky., on June 17, 1933, to the late Felix and Harriet (Lawson) Rains. On Dec. 15, 1965, she married Richard Cavinder. He survives.
Crata is also survived by her children and their spouses, Rick and Carla Cavinder, of Sidney, Kevin and Karen Stapleton, of Fort Loramie, Steve and Brenda Cavinder, of Hopkinsville, Ky., Wayne Cavinder, of Sidney, Ron and Connie (Morris) Stapleton and Suzette (fiancé, Rick Davis) Cavinder, of Sidney; one sister, Betty Maiden, of Warren, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Crata attended Full Gospel Community Church, Sidney. She graduated from Cumberland College, Ky. Crata was a retired elementary teacher and was also a physical therapist assistant at many of the area nursing homes. She loved to fish, do crossword puzzles, read, garden and, most of all, spend time with her grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are being handled by Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 28, 2013