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Jo Kate Crafton (12-7-12) service 12-12-12


Jo Kate Crafton

Funeral services for Jo Kate Crafton, 81, Harrisburg, N.C., formerly of Pomona, Mo., were held Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crafton died at 10:05 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, at her home.

She was born Feb. 11, 1931, at Savannah, to Charlie and Annie Duckworth Clausel. On Oct. 2, 1953, she was married at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to Harold Edward Crafton, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2003. Before her retirement, she was a department manager for Wal-Mart. She loved her family and was a devoted grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and gardening. Mrs. Crafton was a member of Pomona Christian Church.

She is survived by three children, Harold E. Crafton Jr., wife, Glenda, Hollister, Mo., Lisa K. Patton, husband, Reid, Sugarland, Texas and Lora A. Crafton Easley, husband, Brian, Harrisburg, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Dustin Crafton, Christopher Crafton, David DeCrosta, Anthony DeCrosta, Brandon Barton, Kipp Easley, Grant Easley and Cole Easley; one brother, Vernon Clausel, wife, Gloria, Pasadena, Texas and one sister, Martha Freese, Savannah, Tenn.

Her parents, husband, one granddaughter, four brothers, Swann, Clinton, Archie and Glenn and one sister, Kathrine, precede her in death.

Burial was in the Mackey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mackey Cemetery, and may be sent to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at

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