Born 8-22-1929 -- Died 3-18-2008
Joe Denton Craine of Festus, Mo., formerly of Mammoth Spring, was born Aug. 22, 1929, to George Thomas Craine and Lilly Jane Wightner Craine. He died March 18, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City,?Mo., at the age of 78.
He was united in marriage to Netta Ameilia Oyler on May 16, 1946, in Mammoth Spring. He was a carpenter employed by Kloester Construction in St. Louis, Mo., for 40 years. He was a member of the Protestant Church for 60 years.
Survivors include: his children, Peggy Jo Brewington and husband Jerome of Springfield, Larry S. Craine and wife Sandy of Elkton, Md., and Kathryn E. Rogers of Festus, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Leroy Craine of Little Elm, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son-in-law, Richard Rogers; and his father and mother.
Funeral services were held March 22 at Cox-Blevins Chapel with burial following in Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring. Arrange-ments were by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.