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John E. Craft
John E. CraftFlagJohn E. Craft, 70 of Richwood, died Thursday afternoon May 26, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born February 25, 1952 in Torrington, Wyoming to the late Robert and Dorothy (Dewitt) Craft.

John served our country in the United States Navy. He was retired from Continental in Marysville, where he worked nearly 20 yrs.

John enjoyed playing golf and traveling to the family cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He was a huge OSU Buckeye football fan.
He cherished the time he could spend with family, especially his grandkids.

Surviving are his children, Carey (Kristina) Craft of Richwood, Melissa (Chad) Wannamacher of Ottoville and Brandi (Beau) Conn of Marysville
Grandchildren, Camille and Gavin Craft, Kaleb Hanicq, Aiden and Brady Wannamacher and Quinn and Cason Conn
Siblings, Bob (Diane) Craft, Barry (Nancy) Craft, Bonnie (Steve) Kretz, Jeannie (Doug) Bollenbacher, Roger (Lisa) Craft, David (Katie) Craft and Brian (Leslie) Craft

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday May 31, 2022 from 5 -7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, followed by Military Honors given by the Richwood Area Veterans at 7 pm.

As John was an animal lover, Memorial gifts may be made to the Union County Humane Society, 16540 County Home Road Marysville, OH 43040

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Daniel and Betty Wagner
Columbus Grove OH
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 4:46 PM

So sorry for your loss Missy.  Betty and I have your family in our thoughts and prayers.

#2 from: Deb Bollenbacher Reichard
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 5:28 PM

I am sending this message of condolences on behalf of the Parkway High School Class of 1970.  Please know we are thinking of you and are lifting your family in prayer.  John joined us in our high school years but we remember John fondly.  A memorial will be made in his memory to the Bill, Benny and Carey Scholarship Fund through the Leota Braun Foundation.  So wish he could have joined us for our 51st reunion last year.  

#3 from: Debra Miller
Rockford, Ohio
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 6:15 PM

Our sincere condolences to John’s family. I graduated with John in 1970. Prayers for comfort in this time of loss.

#4 from: Nancy Drummond. (MAY)
St Marys Ohio
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 6:17 PM

Prayers to family. So sorry for your loss.  I was a classmate of John's.  Class of 1970

#5 from: Jennifer Baughman
Richwood Ohio
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 6:55 PM

Carey, Kristi, Cami & Gavin-
I am so sorry to hear this!  Thinking of you all during this difficult time! Thoughts and Prayers to your Family!
Jennifer, Tyler , Trace and Kaelyn

#6 from: Jim & Christina Weyandt
Fri, May 27, 2022 at 10:12 PM

He was a good man and will ne missed bu all who were close  to him.

#7 from: William (Mike) Pontius
Laurel, MD
Sat, May 28, 2022 at 6:50 PM

The world has lost a very good man.  He was a role model that underclassman could emulate.  God has gained a new soldier or better yet sailor for His work.

#8 from: Mary Ralston Schumm
Mon, May 30, 2022 at 11:11 AM

I remember when John joined our class in high school. His dad was our superintendent. John was a very good athlete and a very nice guy. I’m very sorry to hear about John‘s passing.  We are thinking about your family at this time. Prayers. Mary Ralston Schumm

#9 from: Joe & Cara Guagenti
Canton, OH
Tue, May 31, 2022 at 9:34 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, Missy. Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

#10 from: Donald L Brush
Big Island, Ohio
Tue, May 31, 2022 at 6:09 PM

Carey Craft: Hello to you,it has been awhile since I have had the pleasure of working at Goodyear - Marysville, Ohio and getting to know you. I like other Goodyear Employees (Both office and workers in the plant) join with you and your family in this moment of time as you all are suffering the passing of a Dear Loved One - your Father - John. The grieving process is different for each and every one that is involved. What can help is taking some time to Reflect on those Good Memories of your Father that you have had with him that are stored in your memory bank and do allow GOD to Comfort you...
...GOD Bless...

#11 from: Gregory Kehres
Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 12:05 AM

So sorry for your loss.  🙏🙏🙏

#12 from: Cindy Martin
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 10:39 PM

Missy & family and Carey & family, Sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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