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Laura J. Craw

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Laura J. Craw

August 19, 1907 -- March 28, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Laura J. Craw, age 104, of Stratton, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook..

She was born Aug. 19, 1907, to John A. and Louisa (Carlson) Miller at their farm home southeast of Stratton.

Laura attended country school and graduated from Stratton High School in 1925.

On Nov. 7, 1926, she married Paul Craw. The couple made their home in the Stratton area, raising their three boys there. They owned and operated Craw Implement Company (John Deer and Chrysler- Plymouth Dealership) in Stratton.

Laura spent hours taking care of her flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed baking cherry pies and cinnamon rolls.

She attended the Christian Union Church and a garden club. She volunteered for many years at Grandview Senior Center in Stratton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; son, Arthur; grandson, Randy; five brothers, Carl, Gustaf, Oscar, David and Roy Miller; two sisters, Sophia Witherbee and Hattie Ruggles.

Survivors include daughter-in-law, Anna Bell Craw of McCook, Nebraska; two sons, Paul R. "Bud" Craw and wife, Eve of Wichita, Kansas, Robert L. and wife, Sharon of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Grandview Senior Center in Stratton.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Stratton, from 9 -- 10 a.m.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton with Pastor Brian Fong officiating.

Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.