Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 16, 2013 6:28 am EDT


BRINKHAVEN — Norma Mae Craven, 88, of Brinkhaven, died March 14, 2013, at the Sycamore Run Care Center in Millersburg.

She was born May 17, 1924, in Knox County to the late Elmus E. “Pete” and Elma (Smith) Taylor.

Norma lived in her home in Brinkhaven since 1943. She worked at Shellmar during World War II, was a truck driver for 13 years, drove school bus for Danville Schools for 14 years, served on Brinkhaven Village Council for many years, and served as Village Clerk for 12 years.

She is survived by her children, Lisa (Grant) Lyons of Danville and Rick (Barb) Craven of Brinkhaven; special friend, Richard Craven of Brinkhaven; granchildren, Lacey (Jason) Craven-Norris and Ericka Craven; great-grandchildren, Alec Johnson, Elixia Olson, and Madison and Wesley Norris; a half brother, Al (Shirley) Rine of Mount Vernon; and a special stepgrandson, Joshua Aurand.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, John; grandson, Cody Johnson; and two half brothers, Carroll and Lawrence Rine.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the Fisher Funneral Home in Danville, with Pastors Clarence Lawson Jr. and Mike Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Millwood Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. To send the family online condolences, visit

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cody Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon/Knox County c/o First Knox National Bank One South Main St. Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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