Aug. 22, 1921 — Jan. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Marian L. Craiger, 89, formerly of Elkhart, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus.
Always caring of others, she is now in the loving care of her Lord Savior.
In August of this past year Marian returned from the mission fields in the Dominican Republic where she assisted her son and daughter-in-law as a “prayer warrior and caregiver.” She has resided at Miller’s Assisted Living in Plymouth since her return.
Marian was born the daughter of John and Lillian Holton, Aug. 22, 1921 in Altoona, Penn. She graduated from high school there in 1939.
She became the bride of Ernest H. Craiger Dec. 31, 1942 in Altoona; he preceded her in death July 15, 1977. Also preceding her in death was a son, Dale E. Craiger; her eight brothers; and three sisters.
Marian was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkhart, loved to read the Bible and enjoy time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to being a homemaker, Marian had worked more than 25 years with the Army/Air Force Exchange Service in Washington, D.C.
Surviving is her son Tim H. and wife Virginia Craiger of Elkhart, and daughter-in-law, Janet Craiger of Washington, D.C.
Grandchildren include: Aaron and Gregory Craiger; Kelly L. and Rev. Scott Yoder of Plymouth and their children, Reis, Hudson, Chapman, Owen and Davis; Karla R. and Jason Reed of Chicago and their child, Jack; Brandon H. and Ashlee Craiger of Indianapolis and their children, Braylon and Briggs.
Many nieces and nephews also survive.
A time of sharing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 in the First Baptist Church of Elkhart, 58808 County Road 9, Elkhart.
A celebration of life service will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the church with Rev. Scott Yoder officiating.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Altoona, Penn.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts be made to SCORE International – Church Planting Ministry P.O. Box #9994, Chattanooga, TN, 37412.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com .
Funeral Director - Randall L. Danielson - ph. 574-936-2829