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Virginia Louise Craven

February 14, 1930 - June 19, 2015

Virginia Louise Craven, 85, of Springfield, died at 7:50 am, Friday, June 19, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 14, 1930 in Spring Valley, IL, to Louis and Pearl (Manahan) Muzzarelli. She married Robert Edward Craven in 1952 and he preceded her in death on November 17, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister.

Survivors include six sons, Jim (Sally) Craven and Tom (Denise) Craven both of Springfield; Mike (Becky) Craven of Normal, Bill (Brenda) Craven of Springfield, Pat (Jodi) Craven of Princeton, IN and Tim (Cris) Craven of New Berlin; seventeen grandchildren; one great grandchild and one niece Carol Ann (Rick) Barley of Richmond, TX.

Louise was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham. She loved to travel and was devoted to her family. She retired from Memorial Medical Center where she worked as a nurse.

Visitation: 5-7 pm, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 5 pm. There will be a second visitation from 9-10 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at St. Joseph the Worker Church.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Chatham with Fr. John Nolan officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

A second visitation will be held from 9-10 am, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at St. Joseph the Working Church in Chatham, Illinois.

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church


700 East Spruce Street
Chatham, IL 62629

217-483-3772 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Camp Butler National Cemetery


5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish.

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