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Joann Craft

Joann M. Craft, 82, of Carey, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 12:45 a.m. at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay, after a short illness.
Born on Aug. 13, 1936, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Schmidt) Siegel. On Sept. 1, 1979, she married Gary Craft at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Carey. He survives in Carey.
Also surviving are two brothers, William Siegel, Monroe, Mich.; Robert (Gayle) Siegel, Upper Sandusky; a sister, Pat (Herman A.) Lucius, Tiffin; sister-in-law, Sandy (Dave) Binau, Upper Sandusky; a brother-in-law, Barry Craft, Texas; 15 nieces and nephews, many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was godmother to Tiffany (Coppler) Mitch, Diane Reedy and William Siegel Jr.
Joann was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, three nephews, Bobby, Todd and Tom Siegel; and two sisters-in-law, Dolores Siegel and Rosie Craft.
Joann was a 1954 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. She earned a teaching degree from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. She taught at OLC school for many years and was principal at OLC when she retired.
She was a member of Our Lady of Consolation Church. She was a devoted Catholic, she prayed the rosary every day.
She enjoyed taking bus trips or just trips in their car with Gary. She enjoyed going to casinos and playing Bingo for OLC school.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, from 3-8 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to OLC school or charity of donor’s choice and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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