Caroline <I>Miller</I> Craven

Caroline Miller Craven

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Nov 2002 (aged 94)
Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section D Lot 281 #3
Memorial ID 70571308 · View Source
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Cleveland - Caroline Craven, a retired Howard W. Domeck & Co. secretary, raised her children according to a strict moral code that discouraged smoking, drinking, dancing and going to the movies. When she did see motion pictures, she limited her viewing to those with family-friendly themes and ratings. She stayed true to her convictions when her son, Wes, gained international fame for creating such horror films as "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Last House on the Left" and "Hills Have Eyes." She never saw any of her son's film work until a few years ago, when she watched "Music of the Heart," an inspirational film he directed about a teacher, played by Meryl Streep, who taught violin to underprivileged kids in Harlem. "She loved it," her son said yesterday. "I was really glad to be able to make a movie she could be proud of." Caroline Craven, 94, died Sat- urday at the Grand Pointe nursing home in Richmond Heights. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Nicol-Wells- Kloss Funeral Home, 5252 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst. After graduating from Longwood High School, the lifelong Clevelander, whose maiden name was Miller, dipped chocolates and worked the counter for the McNally-Doyle candy company. There she met a delivery truck driver, Paul Craven, whom she married in 1928. She always demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and responsibility to her children, her family said. During the Depression and World War II, besides taking care of her home and children, Craven cleaned houses, took in ironing and did other work to help support her family. When her husband died of a heart attack in 1945, the single mother took a job as a secretary with the Christian Business Men's Committee of Cleveland. She left the CBMC in the late 1950s to work for Domeck, a Cleveland Heights lawyer and certified public accountant. She ran his office until she was 72. In 1937, she joined the Hough Avenue Baptist Church, which later became the Cedar Hill Baptist Church in Cleveland Heights. Craven sang in the choir, belonged to the Gleaners women's Bible class, prepared luncheons for the Women's Missionary Society and played piano for Sunday school kindergartners. Besides her family, "Her faith in her Lord Jesus Christ as her savior was her priority," said her son-in-law, Bill Buhrow. In addition to her son, Wesley E. of Los Angeles, Craven is survived by her son, Paul E. of Twinsburg; daughter, Carole Buhrow of Lyndhurst; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a brother. To reach this Plain Dealer reporter: abaranick@plaind.com, 216-999-4828


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 70571308
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Miller Craven (7 Sep 1908–16 Nov 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 70571308, citing Kirtland North Cemetery, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by PaperTrailer (contributor 47092270) .