Illinois Craft-Funeral services will be 12 noon, Friday, at Greater Friendship Baptist Church for Mrs. Illinois Craft, 84, Youngstown, who departed this life on Monday, February 5, 2018, in Beegley Oaks.
Mrs. Craft was born August 15, 1933 in Campbell, Ohio, a daughter of Boyd and Gertrude Savage Howell. She was a steelworker for Youngstown Sheet & Tube and later worked for Tile Supply. She was a member of the church and it's kitchen ministry. Her husband Robert Craft Sr., died March 9, 1998. She leaves her children, Robert (Rosalyn) Craft Jr., Flordie (Kenny) Evans, Anthony "Tony" , William, Delores, and Mancy (Elaine) Craft; brother, Willie (Patricia) Chatman, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends, including her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, children, Linda D. Craft, and Boyd J. Craft, grandsons, Odomie Wellington, Anthony and Robbie Craft; granddaughter, Keshia Green, siblings, Joe, Sylvester, and Carl Howell, Minnie Shine, Charlie Mae, Robert, Kathrine, Ida Mae, and Jeff Chatman.
Friends may call from 11 am to 12 noon Friday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.