Jerry L. Craven

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Jerry L. Craven, 90, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Eureka Springs, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

He was born May 24, 1912, in Paxton, Ill., son of Thomas and Elizabeth Havens Craven.

Mr. Craven was a veteran, having served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. He was a chemistry teacher for many years at the LaGrange Community School System in Illinois, retiring in 1975.

Survivors include two sisters, Jessie Reid of Ankeny, Iowa, and Lillian Phelps of Nibley, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Harshbarger.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Mattoon, Ill., under the direction of Shrader Funeral Home of Arcola, Ill.