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Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Arthur Alan Craven, 83, Celina, passed away at 6:05 p.m. June 1, 2013, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Bucyrus, to Robert E. and Mary Campbell Craven. On Feb. 6, 1954, he married Vada V. Mc Clelland, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are his four sons, Jeff (Hallie) Craven of Celina, Randy (Marilyn) Craven of Fulton, Ind., Robert (Sue) Craven of Houston, Texas, and Dana (Lynn) Craven of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Phillip Howell Craven and Arthur Alan Craven; and his brothers, George Craven of Colma, Mich., and James Craven of Pastukla, La.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Craven, John Craven and Daniel Craven.
Arthur served his country in the United States Army During the Korean War as a lineman. He retired from G.T.E. in 1995, after 43 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina, the Celina Masonic Lodge #241 F & A.M., Royal Arch Masons of Celina, Order of Eastern Star # 91 of Celina, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton Chapter, Mercer County Sportsman Association, and VFW Post # 5713 of Celina.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina, the Rev. Matt Overman officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina, with military honors by the Celina American Legion Post and Celina VFW.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, where a VFW service will be at 7 p.m. and Masonic Lodge services will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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