Josephine (Jody) Senner Craul
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.wrgrantfuneralhome.com.