Craven, Kenneth – Custodian – 2016

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phs-ken-cravenKenneth E. Craven, age 82, of Marion, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at his residence.

On September 14, 1933, Ken was born to the late Christopher and Gladys (Nuffer) Craven in Marion, OH.

In 1964, on July 10, Ken married the love of his life, Rosalie Rowe in Marion. The two met through square dancing and continued to enjoy their time together dancing for many years to come.

Ken worked for Swartz Motors in Richwood for fifteen years doing body work. In 1996 retired though in 1996 from Pleasant Schools where he worked as a custodian. Ken also enjoyed doing custodial work for his church, St. Paul’s Episcopal, of which he was a member.

In his time away from the shop and school, Ken enjoyed being outdoors. He liked to fix old cars and trucks, especially Chevys. He also had a passion for John Deere Tractors. During the summer, Ken loved to go to both the Marion and Richwood Independent Fairs. Every Wednesday night held a special place in his heart, as he and his wife enjoyed their evening with a group at various restaurants around town.

Ken is survived by his wife Rosalie and daughter Tina (Don) Ganson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Donald, and sister: Marie Moore.

His family met with friends Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger and Snyder Funeral Home.  Services honoring his life were held there at 10 AM on Saturday, August 27, 2016, with Pastor Craig Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Caledonia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ohio Health Hospice, or to the Funeral Home.


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