Timothy Ray Craven


GIFFORD, Ill. — Timothy Ray Craven, 68, of Gifford, Ill., passed away on December 13, 2019, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Pastor Randy Downing officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wapella.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Timothy was born on September 2, 1951 in Hannibal, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Brady) Craven, Gifford; sons, Brad (Denise) Craven and John Craven; and grandsons, Nathan and Matthew Craven, all of Hannibal, Mo.;  sister-in-law, Cathy Craven, New London, Mo.; his sister, Marsha (Leon) Downing; nephews, Terry (Lori) Downing and Randy (Bonnie) Downing, all of Danville, and many nieces and nephews also survive.  A special uncle, Dale Campbell, of Catlin, Ill., survives.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ann Craven; his brother, Bud Craven; and grandparents, Herman and Mildred Barnes.

Tim served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy.  He was a master carpenter and woodworker.

Growing up in Saverton, Mo. and spending time with his grandparents were among Tim’s fondest memories.  He enjoyed working and attending auctions at Hannagan’s Auction Company, in Gordyville.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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