Avis Lovella Craft

Services for Avis Lovella Craft, 74, of Laddonia, will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia with Rev. Jamie Franke officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Laddonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Craft passed away at 9:59 a.m. on Monday, June 7, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born Jan. 15, 1947 in Funk, Neb., the daughter of Thomas Edward Norris and Eleen Clare Creist Norris.

Avis married Edward Kay Craft on May 28, 1965 in Jay, Okla.; he survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Eric (Kathy) Craft of Linn, James Craft of Laddonia, and Shawn (Sandy) Craft of Laddonia; one daughter, Catherina (Gene) Hall of Lincolnton, N.C.; two brothers, George and John Norris; four sisters, Edna Mathew, Rhonda Meeks, Grace Norris, and Rohda Norris; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Thomas Norris; and one sister, Joy Hughes.

Avis was a Pentecostal by faith and enjoyed puzzles and playing video games especially with the grandkids. She was a mother to more than her own children as she raised or saw after many children in her life. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Cory Craft, Jesse Craft, Eddie Craft, David Hall, and Johnathan Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Laddonia Cemetery Association in care of Bienhoff Funeral Home P.O. Box 6 Laddonia, MO 63352.

Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.

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