Betty Craig


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Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Betty M. Craig, 84, of Davenport, formerly of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at her home.
A memorial gathering for Betty will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Lung Association.
Betty was born on May 5, 1928, in Kewanee, a daughter of Edward and Bertha DeGeeter Schafer. She married Hubert Huffman on Nov. 19, 1945, in Rock Island. Later Betty married Burgess Craig on Jan. 21, 1967, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2006.
Mrs. Craig had worked as a cook for the military at Fort Knox, Ky., for many years. Later she had worked as a cook at the Twin Bridges Restaurant, Bettendorf, before her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and gambling.
Survivors include her children, Jim Huffman, Davenport, Rodney Huffman, Bettendorf, Janet Chavis, Davenport, Holly Huffman, Davenport and Teri Lyn Huffman, Rock Island; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Schafer, Rock Island; sister, Lois Smith, Pleasant Valley; and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by parents; husband, Burgess; son, Tony Huffman; two brothers; and a sister.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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