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Juanita Cordelia (Hughes) Craft
Mar 11, 1916 - Oct 13, 2000
Submitted by:  Jo Aguirre


CRAFT Juanita Cordelia, was born March 11, 1916 in Wanette, OK to William and Emma Hughes. She peacefully passed away Oct. 13, 2000 at her home in OKC, surrounded by her family.

Nita married Lemuel E. Craft, August 24, 1931 and shared her life with him for 59 years. They made their home in Healdton, Meeker, Shawnee and Cushing, OK during the years Mr. Craft was employed by Service Pipeline Co. Nita dedicated her life to God, family and friends. Throughout her life, she was always involved with community and church activities. She as an active member of the First Baptist Church of Cushing, OK and Portland Avenue Baptist Church, serving God in many capacities. Truly an angel! Nita was also a gifted and talented homemaker whose memory will live on through her beautifully crafted ceramics and wonderful recipes she readily shared. Nita was a warm, outgoing, caring person who made everyone around her feel special and loved. Heaven is truly richer with her presence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel; parents, William & Emma Hughes; sister, Freddie Hughes; and brother, Alec Hughes.

Nita is survived by her daughter, Joan Cotton and husband, George, OKC; sister, Dorothy Ferguson, Ardmore, OK; grandsons, Craig Cotton and wife, Vickie, and Randy Cotton, OKC; great-granddaughters, Shannon, Erin and Caitlin Cotton, OKC; sister-in-law, Lucille Hughes, Healdton, OK; and a host of nieces, nephews and others.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Portland Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. J.P. Dane officiating.

Graveside service & interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Olive Cemetery in Healdton, OK.

The family wishes to thank Nita's caring physicians and nurses with Mercy Hospital and Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, OKC.

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