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Othema Drucilla Hanna Cravens
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1916
Death: Jan. 25, 2008

Cravens, Othema Drucilla

Othema Drucilla Cravens Oct. 9, 1916 - Jan. 25, 2008 Services for Othema Drucilla Cravens will be held Thursday, January 31st, at 11:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 30th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Othema was born October 9, 1916, to Tolliver and Lizzy Hanna, in Harkey's Valley, Arkansas. On Friday, January 25, 2008, with her family by her side, she returned to the arms of her soul mate and loving husband of 67 years, Doyle Eugene Cravens, who joined the Lord in Heaven on August 5, 2003. In death, Othema is preceded by her parents, Tolliver and Lizzy; siblings, Mabel, Iduma, Loretta, and Arlie. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Kenneth and wife, Janet; daughter, Joyce Story and husband, Terry; daughter, Mary Shelton; daughter, Janice Metzner and husband, Floyd; daughter, Velda Cravens; son, Kemp and wife, Kathy; and daughter, Brenda Bosworth. Seventeen grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great- grandchildren also survive her. Doyle and Othema were joined in marriage in December of 1935. Early years of their union were spent in Arkansas, where they started their family with the birth of Kenneth and Joyce. In July of 1942, with one hundred dollars to their names, the young family packed their belongings into a 1933 Chevrolet sedan and headed west. They eventually settled in East Bakersfield where they expanded the brood to seven. Othema kept busy sewing clothes, feeding the children, doing laundry, and tending to all the other needs a family of nine might have. And she was happy. After Doyle's retirement and the exodus of the children, she enjoyed traveling to the coast, camping, fishing, and even made a number of cross- country treks to see family in Arkansas, all in the company of her adoring husband. But most of all, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family. She and Doyle were happy and honored to host barbecues, birthday parties, and holidays at their Mesa Drive home. Othema Cravens lived for 91 years, but her memory will be in the hearts of all that knew and loved her, for eternity. We take great comfort in knowing that she is once again joined at-the-hip with our father and grandfather. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matthew Rodriguez, Marcus Rodriguez, Joshua Sullivan, Floyd Metzner, Aaron Metzner, Daniel Metzner, Christopher Cravens, and Blaine Sparks. The family would like to extend its most sincere thanks to Hoffmann Hospice for their wonderful care of Othema in her last weeks. We would also like to thank Valley Convalescent Hospital for the care they provided during the past year.

Published in the Bakersfield Californian on 1/30/2008.
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Kern County
California, USA
Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: Feb 03, 2008
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Othema Drucilla <i>Hanna</i> Cravens
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 Added: Feb. 3, 2008

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