Craven, Joseph Monroe 'Roy' (November 22, 1881 - August 21, 1973)

FATHER OF LOCAL WOMAN DIES

Douglas Budget - September 13, 1973

Funeral services for Joseph Monroe (Roy) Craven, 91, father of Mrs. Carroll(Lela)Ballard of Douglas, were held August 23 in Winterset, Iowa with burial in the Winterset Cemetery. Mr. Craven died in the Madison County Memorial Hospital, Winterset, August 21.

He had visited here on numerous occasions.

Mr. Craven was born November 22, 1881 in Madison County, the son of Eli Marida and Elmira Kivett Craven and was united in marriage in November 1908 with Stella Rosa Beem who died March 17, 1942. On October 6, 1953, Mr. Craven was married to Myrtle Bently who preceded him in death November 4, 1968.

Besides Mrs. Ballard, Mr. Craven is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Letha Jackson, Winterset, a son, Lester Craven, Des Moines; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a brother. He was preceded in death by a son, Floyd, killed in action during World War II; and two sisters.

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