Elva Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cravens, 92, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 2:45 a.m. Monday, on February 17, 2014 at Heritage Health in Pana, IL.

She was born on August 5, 1921 in Pickett County, TN; the daughter of Wesley and Bertha (Rigney) Dowdy. She married Varner Cravens on January 11, 1939 in Albany, KY; He preceded her in passing. She had worked for Ben Franklin, Woolworth’s and was a Customer Greeter at Wal-Mart.

She is survived by son, Gary Cravens of Springfield, IL; daughter, Carolyn “Carol” (David) Maxwell of Taylorville, IL; daughter-in-law, Betty Cravens of Athens, IL; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sisters: Wanda Lowis and Nellie (Edward) Fleming both of Palmer, IL, Opal Lowis and Deanna (Ronald) Palaschak both of Springfield, IL ; sister-in-law, Virginia Dowdy of Taylorville, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in passing by her parents, husband; son, Danny Cravens; brothers, Roy and Windell Ray Dowdy; sisters, Belvie Hogge and Sylvia Mahan. .

Visitation will be held Monday, February 24, from 10:00 until 12::00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home. Rev. Linda Vonck will officiate the services. Burial will be at Ponting Cemetery in Stonington, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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