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Harry D. Cravens

March 16, 1930 June 23, 2012
Harry D. Cravens
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PEORIA- Harry D. Cravens, 82 of West Peoria, passed away at 2 PM, Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.  He was born on March 16, 1930 in Peoria, a son of Harry W. and Nell E. (Jordan) Cravens.  On April 26, 1952 he married Skip Becker at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Peoria.  She survives. They are parents of five children Paul (Deb) of Oakley, CA, Ellen of Peoria, Mark (Pam) of Bartonville, John of Peoria, and Chris (Tracy) of Longmont, CO; and foster parents of Jim Geisler of Salem, OR. His grandchildren include Becky, Kristin, Carey, Tom, Kira, Tanner, Sarah, Ariana, and Ashley; and five great grandchildren, Austin, Branden, Elijiah, Khloe, and Graysen. Harry graduated from Spalding Institute in 1948 and played on the Gipps National All Star fast pitch softball team and was inducted into the Peoria Greater Sports Hall of Fame with that team. A funeral Mass will be at St. Mark Catholic Church at 10:30 AM,  Monday, July 2, 2012 with Msgr. Brian Brownsey  officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday, July 1, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and further visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at church on Monday.  Private burial of ashes will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Catholic School. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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