|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1908|
|Death: ||May 6, 2007|
The Centerville (IA) Ad Express and Daily Iowegian
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Clyde Vest Craver
Clyde Vest Craver, age 98 of Centerville died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville, where he had been a resident since October 2002.
Clyde was born in Centerville on Nov. 26, 1908, the son of Earnest Vest and Clara Arthelia (Messer) Craver. He attended Appanoose County Rural Schools, including the Beard, Exline, Wright and Ervin Schools.
On March 28, 1936 he was united in marriage to Marguerite Buttel in Centerville.
In his early life, Clyde worked in the wheat fields of Kansas and North Dakota in the summer and in the coal mines in the winter, including the Mendota Number 5 mine at Mendota, Mo., and the Big Tom mine at Cincinnati. For a time Clyde and his twin brother, Claude, operated the Prospect Coal Mine, which was located in Pleasant Township in Appanoose County. He then worked as an automobile mechanic in Centerville, for Dwight Selix, Carmer's, Boyd O'Briant and Jack Morris Motors from where he retired in 1973. After retirement he continued to work part-time at Morris Motors and part-time for Fred "Red" Simmons, assisting him in his masonry construction business. He was a member of Appanoose County Historical Society.
Clyde enjoyed taking vacations to South Dakota and Colorado with his family. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his cats and dogs, including Gi Gi and Beadie.
Earnest Vest Craver (1877 - 1964)
Clara Arthelia Messer Craver (1879 - 1958)
Marguerite Buttel Craver (1915 - 1991)*
Richard Clyde Craver (1937 - 1960)*
Noah Lee Craver (1900 - 1960)*
Gertrude Irene Craver Anderson (1906 - 2006)*
Claude Earnest Craver (1908 - 1970)*
Clyde Vest Craver (1908 - 2007)
Wilma Inez Craver Love (1914 - 1998)*
Orville Laverne Craver (1916 - 2000)*
Freda Pauline Craver Miller (1920 - 2013)*
Created by: Gary Craver
Record added: Sep 19, 2007
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