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Ruth Delores Craig

Ruth Delores Craig, 68, Russell, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born March 8, 1945, in rural Galatia to Elmer and Esther (Nuss) Schafer. She attended school in the Galatia and Milberger area.

She married William "Bill" Craig on Jan. 10, 1981, in Hays. She worked as a mig welder for APCO for more than 36 years.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, of the home; a son, Randy Stropes, Ellis; a daughter, Melissa Thomas, Russell; two brothers, Geary Schafer, Gorham, and Robert Schafer, New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Shirley Pitchford, Oklahoma, and Roberta Hupfer, Russell; and four grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; cremation will follow the services.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Ruth Craig Memorial in care of the mortuary.