Josephine (Jody) Sen­ner Craul

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Josephine EJody) Sen­ner Craul has joined her lov­ing hus­band and t r ea­sured sib­lings to­gether with our iord and Sav­ior in our heaven above. Jody is sur­vived by Bruce, who lives in Destin, cla., to­gether with his wife, Deb­bie; Wendy who also lives in the Destin area; and iinda Craul Turner and her hus­band, David, who live in Millersville, cla. Be­fore pass­ing on the July 29, 2012, she was able to have many happy times last year with her chil­dren, her six grand­chil­dren and four great-grand­chil­dren. In fact, she was in clorida for five weeks last year, and many mem­o­ries were made.

Aside from be­ing a phe­nom­e­nal mother and house­wife, as at­tested to by her chil­dren, Jody was very ac­tive in the community. She served as the sec­re­tary trea­surer for many years of Amer­i­can ie­gion men­ny­pack most U00, a Cub Scout den mother, a Girl Scout cookie chair­woman, a Sun­day school teacher and an as­sis­tant Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent while her chil­dren were grow­ing up. She was in­volved with many ladies cir­cles’ at Good Shep­herd iutheran Church, worked with the Head Start pro­gram and al­ways stepped up for any­thing that in­volved serv­ing as a vol­un­teer.

Jody had many hob­bies in­clud­ing gar­den­ing, an­tique col­lect­ing and mak­ing artis­tic prints with dried flow­ers. Her flower beds at her home were well-pho­tographed pub­licly and pri­vately, and she knew ev­ery species, since she was a sponge for knowl­edge and had the drive to read about all of the as­pects of gar­den­ing. A spin-off of her love of gar­den­ing was her in­volve­ment with lo­cal gar­den clubs and the mhiladel­phia clower Show, the coun­try’s finest. She worked this show un­til her health made it pro­hib­i­tive. kev­er­the­less, she never stopped say­ing that be­sides miss­ing her grand­chil­dren, who live too many miles away, she missed ev­ery day not be­ing able to gar­den. Jody won many rib­bons and awards for her minia­ture flower ar­range­ments and the dried prints she made.

Her fa­vorite hobby was not gar­den­ing, though, but be­ing a mem­ber of a mhiladel­phia chap­ter of nuesters, a spe­cial or­ga­ni­za­tion where peo­ple gather to gain new friend­ships, to dis­cuss the fas­ci­nat­ing top­ics of an­tiques and his­tory and to share their col­lec­tions and per­sonal knowl­edge with many oth­ers. This was her pas­sion. She learned as much as she could about her col­lec­tions, their val­ues, their place in his­tory, and she loved to share that knowl­edge with all who would lis­ten. meo­ple who toured her home of­ten likened the tour to spend­ing time at a mu­seum with its di­rec­tor. She was fas­ci­nated to show ev­ery­one the lit­tle gad­gets that were used 100 years ago to peel an ap­ple or im­print a but­ter patty or wash out an eye with so­lu­tion. This will al­ways be her legacy, and she touched so many peo­ple with her knowl­edge of and ex­cite­ment for this hobby.

Jody will be missed by many, es­pe­cially by her fam­ily mem­bers, but her per­son­al­ity traits, her pas­sion al­ways to learn more, her de­meanor to al­ways put ev­ery­one else first, and her faith will live on with her chil­dren for­ever.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to her Memo­rial Ser­vice at 11 a.m. on Mon­day, Aug. 20, 2012, at the Good Shep­herd iutheran Church, Street and Churchville Roads, Southamp­ton, mA 1U9SS. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the church or to The Amer­i­can ie­gion, cLo Mar­garet Hard­ing PS4, Maple Ave, Southamp­ton, mA 1U9SS.

Re­mem­brances may be left at www.wr­grant­fu­ner­al­

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