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Geneva L. Craig, age 73, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Freeman Hospital, following a short illness.
Geneva was born July 9, 1944, in Joplin to the late Harley Sailor and Sylvia "June" Fort Hart. She attended Joplin Junior College and then worked for the Department of Veteran's Affairs as a Veteran's Officer. Geneva was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
On December 4, 1963, Geneva married Richard L. Craig in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on August 17, 2003.
Additionally, a sister, Sylvia Harrison, also preceded Geneva in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Yarbrough and husband, Roland, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Naomi Cricket Hultman and husband, Paul, of Joplin; grandchildren, Aaron Eidson and wife, Sarah, Austin Eidson and wife, Sarah, Autumn Mosby and husband, Matt, Tess Hultman and Brock Hultman; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, June Mattes, of Joplin, Theresa Striegel, of Neosho, and Christine Hart, of Joplin.
A committal of ashes will take place on Tuesday, August 1, at 10 a.m. at Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin.
Published on July 23, 2017
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