Verna Craven


Verna F. Craven, 93 of Milan, passed away Sunday May 29, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Verna was born Friday March 2, 1923 in Dearborn County, IN the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Hehe) Naegele. She married Warren Craven April 25, 1943 and he preceded her in death January 7, 2002. She was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church. She worked at Milan Health and Hospitality Center until she retired in 1984. Verna enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking cakes for special occasions for the family, canning, gardening, avid reader, family said she was a farm wife without having a farm, and spending time with her family.

Verna is survived by Daughters: Phyllis (Ralph) Joerger of Guilford; Melissa (Mike) McMannon of Independence, Ky; brothers: Dale Naegele of Fairmount, West Virginia, John Naegele of Batesville; sister: Mary Cheshire of FL.  2 Grandchildren: Allan (Heidi) Thompson and Jennifer (Jim) Hunger. 5 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Craven and one son Mike Craven, 2 brothers: Carl and Lloyd “Chip” Naegele.

Funeral services will be Thursday June 2, 11AM at Laws-Carr-Moore  Funeral Home, Milan with pastor Harris Long officiating.   Burial will follow in Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Milan Library, Cancer Fund, or Heart Fund.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 South Main St. PO Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031. 812-654-2141