Barbara A. Craven
  • Hospice of Summa
    444 N. Main Street
    Akron, OH 44310

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Barbara A. Craven, 84, of Kent, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in Brimfield. .

She was born June 18, 1933 in Putney, WV to the late Clemith and Violet M. (Parker) Gay.

She worked as a secretary for Summa Akron City 16 years, and she would often share many memories about her time spent there with family and friends. Her true love was spending time with her family, and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Vernon L. (Mary) Furby of Chardon, and Michael (Connie) Furby of Suffield; grandson, Jeff; great grandson, Connor; brothers, Paul (Linda) Gay of Charleston, WV, Harold Gay of Kanawha City, WV, Larry (Carol) Gay of Ona, WV, Richard (Vickie) Gay of Fayetteville, WV; sisters, Phyllis Coleman of St. Albans, WV, Brenda (Larry) Raines of Charleston, WV, Paula (Tom) Ballard of Fayetteville, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Craven, son, James Furby, and daughter, Cheryl (Christopher) Carson.

Calling hours will be held 12-2 PM Sunday, August 13 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory in Kent. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, August 13 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory. Private Burial will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be contributed to Hospice of Summa, 444 N. Main Street, Akron, OH 44310.