Carol Craig


Carol Joan Samford Craig, 80, of Chrisman, passed away at 3:21 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, at Harrison Crossing, Terre Haute, Ind. She was an elementary school teacher in Chrisman, Evanston and Danville and taught at The Country Pre-school.

A service is 10 a.m., Friday Dec. 7, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial is in Friends Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Craig was born March 25, 1938, in Brouilletts Creek Township, Edgar County, the daughter of the late James Roy Orlando and Frances Irene Conner Samford. She married Robert Eugene Craig in 1993, and he passed away March 12, 2015.

She is survived by her children, Shawna Lawson (Gary) Heath of Chrisman and Shelley Lawson (Brian) Bishop of Chrisman; her grandchildren Brett Elizabeth Bishop of Chrisman, Caroline Renee Heath of Chrisman and Grace Madeleine Bishop of Chrisman; her great-grandchild, Cooper Bishop of Chrisman; and her brother Dean Allen (Sharon) Samford of Chrisman.

Mrs. Craig was a member and past president of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Kidley Community Church in Chrisman, co-founder of the Teens for Christ Choir Group and a Sunday School Superintendent.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kidley Community Church.

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