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 Claude <I>Craigmiles</I> Moldovan

Claude Craigmiles Moldovan

Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Aug 1999 (aged 95)
Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, USA
Burial Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 84183832 · View Source
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PLEASANT HILL, Ill. - Claude Craigmiles Moldovan, 95, of Hannibal and formerly of Pleasant Hill, IL, and Brooklyn, NY, died at midnight Aug. 1, 1999, at Beth-Haven Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul White will officiate. Burial will be at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Mrs. Moldovan was born Sept. 19, 1903, in Pleasant Hill to William Henry and Margaret Daisy Briscoe Craigmiles.

She was married to Joseph Moldovan on July 11, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1967.

Survivors include one adopted sister, Genevieve Girmail of West Palm Beach, FL; one nephew, William H. Craigmiles of Hannibal; two nieces, Laura Jane Esther of Joplin and Marilyn Thomas of Leawood, KS; and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Lawrence William Craigmiles; and one sister, Maude M. (Ted) Craigmiles.

Mrs. Moldovan was associated in business with her father at the W.H. Craigmiles and Daughter store in Pleasant Hill. Later she was a buyer for Brooks Brothers clothing stores in Chicago and New York.

She and her husband established Jo Jo's Fried Chicken in West Palm Beach, Fla. She returned to Pleasant Hill in 1972.

Mrs. Moldovan was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday school as a young woman and since returning to Pleasant Hill had been a member of the Gleaners Sunday school class.

She was a 50-year member of the Pittsfield Chapter No. 195 Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Modlovan was a 1927 graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL, with a bachelor of arts degree in art.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Smith Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.

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