Mary M. Kraus
Mary M. Kraus
  • October 2, 1923 - May 1, 2017
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

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America’s Greatest Generation lost another member on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. That’s when Mary Magdalene Grable Kraus, age 93, was welcomed into heaven.

Mary was born October 2, 1923, in Enola. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Virgie Grable, her husband, Jack S. Kraus, and sister, Bronnie Hogue.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Charles Martin; daughter, Kerry Ann Kraus; grandson and wife, Richard and Jessica Martin; granddaughter and husband, Michelle and Tommy Fowler; and great-grandsons, Will, Brent and Blake Martin.

Mary is also survived by her sister, Leetona Baxley, and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

During World War II, Mary moved to Portland, Oregon to work in the shipyards. She was a longtime member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Friday, May 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock.

Graveside service will be Saturday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.

The family requests that friends and family dress casually and wear bright colors.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, AR 72210 (