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Emily Dee Smith Craddock
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1917
Mount Vernon
Posey County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 2012
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Emily Dee Craddock died on March 27, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz.
Dee was born in Mt. Vernon, Ind., on September 4, 1917, to Della Fisher Smith and Frank F. Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Thurman Craddock; brothers, Elwood Smith, Frank Smith, Jr. and an infant brother; stepson, Melville; and daughter-in-law, Peggy Craddock.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Albert Frank, of Tucson, Ariz., and Deanna and Lonzo Smith, of Temple Terrace, Fla.; grandchildren, Christina Erwin, Maria Proctor and Cynthia Anne Slagter; stepgrandchildren, Lissa, Mark and J. T. Craddock; and six great-grandchildren.
Dee was a long time resident of Evansville. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, DAR, Evansville Country Club and life member and past president of St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing the organ, watching old movies and spending time with her beloved Boston Terrier, Moonie and Pug, Lettie.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, and continue from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3010 E. Chandler, Evansville, IN 47714.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the church with Msgr. Kenneth Knapp officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1236 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714, or Christ the King Catholic Church, 3010 E Chandler, Evansville, IN 47714.
Condolences may be made to the family online at

Published in Courier Press on March 30, 2012 
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  J Thurman Craddock (1900 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Rev. John Rogers
Record added: Mar 31, 2012
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