Lois A. Craven

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Lois A. Craven passed away on Sept. 1 , 2018. She was born Oct. 23, 1934, to parents

Ralph and Ivah (McKeith) Shaffner.

Lois grew up on a farm and went to a country school and graduated from Midland High School,

class of 1952, and Central Michigan College with a B.S. degree in education. Lois taught for a

year on a Naval base in Hawaii and for thirty-two years in Midland Public Schools.

Lois enjoyed worldwide travel. She also enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, knitting, driving

out in the country to see the family farms, and playing hand bells at Trinity Lutheran Church.

She served as one of the first female board members of Big Brothers and was a sister of Alpha

Delta Kappa (professional teaching sorority).

She leaves son, Carl Craven (Deb), daughter, LeAnn Craven (Chris), a grandson, Morgan

Tschirhart (Megan), and greatgrand children Blair, Nevaeh, Preston, and Lincoln Tschirhart, and

brothers Clyde Shaffner (Pat) and Curt Shaffner (Barb). She has many nieces and nephews. She

was predeceased by her parents and brother Tom Shaffner.

A celebration of Lois' life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 3701 Jefferson Ave. in

Midland on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Gerald Ferguson officiating.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will

take place at Laporte Cemetery. The family wishes to thank King's Daughters and Heartland

Hospice for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to consider Trinity Lutheran Church for pre-school scholarships.

On line condolences may be left at smithminer.com

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Midland, MI 48640
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Published in Midland Daily News on Sept. 4, 2018