Marilyn Joy Craig
Marilyn Joy Craig
  • July 19, 1928 - January 6, 2018
  • Normal, Illinois

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Normal - Marilyn Joy Craig, 89, of Normal, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Select Care Nursing Home, Eureka.
Her funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Family and friends are welcome. A private visitation will be held prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her sons, Earl and Steven Craig; her grandsons, Andrew and Evan Craig; and her granddaughter husband's, Shawn Taylor and Jason Polin. Honorary pallbearers, her son, Gary Craig.
Marilyn was born July 19, 1928, in Bloomington. She was the first child of Wayne and Pearl Richardson Stone.
She married Earl C. Craig, Jr. on November 8, 1947, eight months after meeting him on a blind date. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her husband; her children, Earl (Karen) Craig; Gary Craig; Steven (Lori) Craig; and Lori Reed. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Debbie (Shawn) Taylor, Kristi (Jason) Polin; Andrew and Haley (Tom Schenk) Craig; Evan and Jordan Craig; three great-grandchildren, Sophia and Charlie Polin, and Sasha Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William "Ellis" (Patricia) Stone and Ronald Stone; and her baby sister, Donna Stone.
Marilyn was valedictorian of her Towanda High School graduating class. She attended Cross Pointe Church of God.
Marilyn's family meant everything to her. We will forever feel the loss of her on this earth, but find comfort knowing she is in God's care and free from illness.
The family would like to thank the staff at Select Care Nursing Home for the care and kindness they gave the past 7 months.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Select Care Nursing Home, Eureka.