Craig, Barbara Ann (Weable) 1930-2020
Posted By: Conni McDaniel Hall (email)
Date: 10/19/2022 at 11:45:29
Eagleville, MO: Barbara Ann (Weable) Craig was born January 3, 1930 in Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa and passed away on September 16, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA at the age of 90 years, 8 months & 13 days.
She was the third child of five children born to Maurice and Ada (Guilliams) Weable. She had a special childhood with an ever loving family of two brothers and two sisters. Most of Barbara’s life was lived in Harrison County, Mo with the exception of five years of her early childhood. The family moved to the Jefferies farms when she was five years old which was just South of the Iowa state line into Missouri. After her marriage, she lived in Mercer County for seven years, then returned to Harrison County for the remainder of her life.
The first eight years of schooling was at the Hagan Country School which was near where the family lived. After graduation from the Cainsville High School in 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Basil Craig, who was the love of her life. They were married January 4, 1948 at her parents’ home, and shared nearly 68 years together. To this union was born three sons and one daughter, Kenneth, Allen, Nancy and Maurice. Four other children were welcomed into their family and was raised as their own. Bob Stobbe, a special friend and classmate of Maurice’s, came in 1970. In 1976 Barbara’s sister, Charlotte, passed away and her three youngest children came to live with the Craig family, Jamie, Kathy and Joe. Their father passed away in 1966.
They all attended the Andover RLDS Church, now known as the Community of Christ. Barbara, Basil and their two oldest sons, Kenneth and Allen, were baptized in the Big G Lake at Lamoni, Iowa on August 13, 1960. Barbara served as the Women’s’ leader for several years. Many friendships were made during the 41 years that the Andover women invited all the surrounding Churches to their annual “All Churches Tea” where they worshipped and fellowshipped together. Barbara’s home, her family and friends and the Church were the center of her life and her happiest times.
Barbara served as a Community and project leader for the Pawnee Peppers 4-H Club for several years. Many happy memories are the times the 4-H families spent together. All the children and great grandchildren’s school activities were also of special interest. After the children were raised Barbara worked as a cook at Karen’s Kitchen, the Dinner Bell and at a restaurant in Decatur, Iowa. Homemade cinnamon rolls were one of her specialties. Many enjoyed the raised doughnuts made by the family as Halloween treats.
Barbara loved the outdoors and farm life. She raised a large garden, which she loved to do and did much canning. For several years she had large iris gardens and other flowers which she enjoyed sharing with others. She made quilts for each of her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and others. She also liked to embroidery and scrap booking. She devoted time to babysitting for several children, whom she grew very fond of. She cared for her parents in their times of need.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Basil, of almost 68 years; parents, Maurice and Ada Weable; her brother & sister-in-law, Vane & Mary Weable; her sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Dave Frazier; her brother-in-law, Wayne Clark; her sister-in-law, Ethlyn Weable and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Evelyn Craig. Also preceding her in death was her niece, Valerie (Craig) Scroggins; nephews, Larry Weable, Bobby Frazier and Jamie Frazier and two great granddaughters, Brittany Zerbe and Ruby Ann McLain.
Survivors include her three sons and one daughter, Kenneth (wife, Marilyn), Allen (wife, Peggy), Nancy and Maurice (wife, Lila); brother, Bill Weable and sister, Maureen Clark; grandchildren, Brandon Craig, Bryan Craig, Angie Baker, Amy Briggs, Shannon Craig, Lori Gibson, Sherri Rinehart, Tim Zerbe, Maurina Offield, Jared Zerbe, Faith Ann Marriott, Jodi Davis, Shelli Akers, Nathan Craig and Mandy Faubion; 37 great Grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 21 at the Eagleville Christian Church, Eagleville, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, MO. Burial will follow in Allen Cemetery, Eagleville, MO. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday at the church where social distancing will be recognized and masks are recommended. Memorials may be made to Allen Cemetery and/or Andover Church in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Eagleville, MO 64442. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.
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