MOUNT VERNON — Mary Frances Craze, 94, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home to be with her Lord and Savior.

Frances was born July 10, 1919, in Hugheston, W. Va. She was the daughter of Robert C. and Millie may (Redman) Tucker.

Frances worked at Westinghouse, Dominion Electric and retired from Rograte Industries. Her hobbies were quilt making, cooking and baking. She loved spending time with her “grandbabies,” as she called them. Frances was outgoing and always ready to do whatever she could for her family and friends. She was a lifetime and faithful member of the Mayflower Congregational Church in Mansfield.

Frances was a faithful wife and dearly loved her two sons. She was devoted to her grandchildren. She loved family gatherings and church functions.

Frances leaves her loved ones with heartfelt memories.

Frances is survived by her son, Tom (Carolyn) Craze of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Cindy Duffner, Cathy Craze, Carolyn Furry, Carla (Greg) Newman, Ernie (Jada) Craze, Timothy (Ashley) Craze, Troy Craze and Tom (Mandy) Craze; 14 greatgrandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lester Tucker of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Craze in 1984; son, Earnest “Ernie” Craze; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth M. Craze; sisters, Margaret Craze, Camilee Copeland and Effilee Hudnall; and brothers, J.R. Tucker and Robert Tucker.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield, with Rev. Dr. Gary Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mayflower Congregational Church, 548 North McElroy Road, Mansfield, OH 44905.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family of Mary Frances Craze.

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