COLUMBUS — Mary Virginia Craycraft, 73, of Columbus, passed away July 7, 2011, at home.
Mary was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Honaker, Va. She was the first daughter of Onslo and Margaret Hurt. She retired from the state of Ohio after 43 years of dedication. A graduate of Centerburg High School and proud class of 1957. She proudly attended her yearly class alumni banquet after her graduation until she fell ill. She loved her graduating class reunions and family gatherings. She was a life member and past president of VFW Post 1598 Auxiliary, as well as member of Mount Vernon, Eastern Star. She was also an avid Ohio State football and Cincinnati Reds fan. A true Buckeye at heart. Mary proudly married William Craycraft on Nov. 20, 1973.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, William Craycraft; her pride and joy, her beloved daughter, Janet (Yusha) Mirza born in 1975. She has five grandsons, Michael, Sikander, Haider, Zia and Taahir; her beloved brother, Clifford (Laddie) Hurt of Mount Vernon; and beloved sister, Brenda (Stephen) Dardinger of Chillicothe. Mary left her beloved nieces and nephews, Phil (Jeanne), Harry (Tammy), Allen (Deb) Hurt, Jeffrey (Amy), Brian (Amy) Dardinger and Wendi (Joshua) Dines. She also has 14 grandnieces and nephews, plus three great-grandniece and nephews who all will miss her dearly.
Preceded in death by her beloved parents, Onslo and Margaret Hurt; and her very beloved sister and best friend, Eulalie “Lee” Hess.
Please call at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
My dear Mom I miss you so dearly we all love you. May you rest in peace Mother and God look after you in Heaven as you did for me on earth. We miss you so dearly Mother. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain!