Theresa Belle Craig, age 87, died on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Garden City, KS. She was born on Sept. 10, 1933 in Herrington, KS, the daughter of Thelma Bernice Ortega Phillips Shroyer and later adopted by Carl Shroyer when she was 11.
She attended school in 12 states. She has been a resident of Garden City, KS, since 1977 having moved from Lakin, KS. She worked many jobs including waitressing at age 15, play ground monitor in Lakin, KS, postal worker, drove taxi, hotel clerk, and over Garden City Public Schools as a cafeteria satellite manager until her retirement.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Garden City, KS.
In Sept. of 1941 she married Ernest Craig, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1983. She also had a long time companion, Denis Crecellus who also preceded her in death in 2004.
Survivors include: five children, Ernest (Ike) Carlylle Craig South Daytona Beach, FLA.; Candace (Candie) Gamino of Garden City, KS, Johnny Craig and wife Julie of Garden City, KS, James (Jim) Craig and wife Tammy of Pueblo West, CO, Lauri Allen and husband Garry of Garden City, KS; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her long time companion.
Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Ks. Memorials can be sent to the Donor’s Choice in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.
Posted online on November 02, 2020