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Virginia ‘Ginny’ Craver

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1927-2019

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Funeral Services for Virginia Ann Craver, 91, of Canton, were held Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Eubank Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Glosup officiating.

Virginia passed away peacefully at her home in Canton on Aug. 14, 2019.

Virginia, “Ginny” to those

blessed to know her, was born in Dallas on Oct. 10, 1927, to Thomas Lewis and Pauline Wallace Lawler.

She graduated from San Jacinto High School in Houston and continued her studies at the University of Houston where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

She met the love of her life, Pete Flint Craver, Jr., while in college and they were married Nov. 3, 1946. They moved to Tulsa in 1953 where they spent the majority of their life together.

Ginny was active in the community and held offices in the Community Chest, PTA, Y-Teens Council, Southminster Presbyterian Church, Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association (past chairman and president, Outstanding Alum in Tulsa in 1961 and Outstanding Alum in Oklahoma in 1964), Red Glove Revue, Tulsa Cerebral Palsy Association, Tulsa Towner’s Club, Pan-Hellenic and the Junior League.  

She enjoyed traveling, tennis, reading, gardening, camping, interior decorating, playing bridge, and, most of all, family and friends

Mr. Craver passed away in 1968 and Ginny ultimately moved to Canton to be closer to her parents in 1978.

Three years later, she was offered the opportunity to manage The Platt Collections, a furniture showroom in the Dallas Market Center.

For over 30 years, she lived in Dallas during the week managing the furniture showroom and traveled home to Canton on the weekends.

She retired from Platt Collections in 2011 and moved to Canton full time. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Cathey Sudduth and Cindy Navin; son, Pete Flint Craver III and wife Dawn; grandsons and wives, Mark and Harriett Sudduth, Chris and Jennifer Sudduth, T. J. and Tara Navin, Andrew and Leanna Navin, and Scooter Craver; granddaughter and husband, Paige and Matt Fischer; 13 great-grandchildren, Kate, Maggie, Ashley, Tate, Tripp, Tucker, Samantha, Tinsley, Josie, Aidan, Marin, Bennett and Everett (a 14th is due in January 2020); niece, Teel Lunsford; and numerous other relatives.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Pauline Lawler, husband Pete Craver, and brothers, Thomas Lawler and Marion Lawler.

Interment was at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston on Aug. 20, 2019.