Lettie Virginia Crafton, 81, of Springfield and formerly of Beardstown, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at her home.
She was born June 2, 1939, in Beardstown the daughter of John and Rose Shinall Hagerty. She married Richard Robert Crafton on Sept. 18, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1986.
She is survived by her children, Becky (husband George) Bishop of Mt. Sterling, Richard (wife Sue) Crafton of Hillsboro, Michael Crafton of Springfield, Darryl (wife Sandy) Crafton of Springfield, and Terry Crim of Quincy; 17 grandchildren, Amanda Knous, Zachary, Ethan, Shannon, and Clayton Bishop, Timothy, Kimberly, Becky, Jessie, Mike, Tony, Amanda, and Buddy Crafton, Trista and Franklin Burell, and Pam and Dwight Lynn; several great-grandchildren; nephews, Roy (wife Susan) Hagerty and Jack (wife Jody) Hagerty; a niece, Linda Errico; and two special friends, Penny Burrell and Wanda Knight.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sons, Larry, Raymond, and Leslie Crafton, two sisters, Elfreda Baptist and Margaret Hagerty, and three brothers, Wilfred Jr., Floyd, and Howard Hagerty.
Lettie attended Beardstown Schools and later obtained her GED. She had worked at the St. Luke’s Children’s home in Beardstown, Heritage Health in Beardstown, and Wal-Mart. Lettie enjoyed crocheting, reading, and watching mystery television programs. She had a knack for putting together puzzles but most of all she cherished the time spent with family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown, with the Rev. Jerimy Wooley officiating. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the memorial home.
Due to the current health situation, face masks will be required, and social distancing guidelines should be followed.
Memorials have been suggested to St. Joseph’s Indian School. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.