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Lydia Lucille Craig

05/25/1951 - 08/12/2021


Obituary For Lydia Lucille Craig

Lydia Lucille "Lucy" Craig, 70, of Sedalia, MO went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 12, 2021. She was born on May 25, 1951 in Sedalia, the daughter of Calvin Theodore Salmons and Edith Virginia (Ford) Salmons who preceded her in death.

On October 26, 1968 in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Gary Eugene Craig, who resides in the home.

Lucy held some manufacturing jobs early on, and later was an integral part of Craig Plumbing. She kept the books and answered phones for the family business for many years. Many customers would stop by for just a visit or a chance to talk and have Lucy pray with them about a need in their life.

She was a loving and devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt who cherished her family and the Lord. She taught us love, laughter, loyalty and forgiveness – no matter what.

She was also quick to share a hug, a smile, a compliment, or even a reprimand when needed!

She taught us to find the happy in this world, and to not take life too serious. Keep a positive attitude, and keep your faith in God, and always know that God sees your every move.

Lucy loved life, and she lived it to the fullest. She prayed hard, and she loved harder. She enjoyed visits and get-togethers with friends and family….but of course everyone was family to her. Her grandkids and great grandkids were her everything and she was always so happy to be near them. The little ones got plenty of hugs and kisses, and the big ones got….plenty of hugs and kisses too!

She took great pleasure in seeing others smiling and being happy – and enjoyed buying gifts for everyone in her life. Ever thoughtful and generous – she taught us the joys of giving and receiving. She loved unconditionally and with no limits. The world is a happier place because Lucy was in it, and now heaven is a little happier place too.

Friends and family – don’t let life be taken too seriously. Live for Him, but have a little fun with it too. Remember how Lucy lived and loved, and how her constant faith got her through some bad times but also gave way to a lot of great times.
Hug someone you love today. Compliment somebody. Smile.
Remember God is watching, so you better be good.

In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Bobby Craig; two daughters, Jenny Studt (Michael) and Kelly Venable (Scott); a brother, Leonard Salmons (Gaylynn); a sister, Janie (Salmons) Littlepage all of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Chelsi, Arial, Brianna, Ali, Dakota, Lexi, and Livi; and seven great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Wyatt, Brantley, Colton, Tucker, Ruby, and Remington.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Victoria Kay Perry; and a granddaughter, Kayden Irene.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Pastor Chris Gray officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Family respectfully requests that you wear a mask to services.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Scott Venable, Michael Studt, Dakota Venable, Bobby Craig, Cameron Netz, and Dusty McCubbins.

In memory of Lucy, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.





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Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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Burial / Interment

12:30 PM

Crown Hill Cemetery
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • So, sorry we couldn't be there to personally share our condolences with the family. Aunt Lucy, was one of the finest people I ever knew. She had a deep faith and loved all her family and friends deeply. She will be missed deeply by all! Our thought and prayers are with the family in this time of mourning. But, we all rejoice knowing she is singing in heaven now. We love y'all, Ron and Dee Craig and family

  • Ms. Kelly, I did not know your Mother, but after reading this today I feel that you and her were a lot alike and I am sorry that I never got to personally meet her. I know that she has received her healing in full and is now in the Presence of Our Lord and Savior. Many prayers for you and your family in the days to come. I know you will miss her greatly, but remember that you will soon see her again and this time she will be completely healed. With much Love, Wendy Butler Lexi's GIGI, Salemburg, N.C.

  • Sorry for your loss Gary and family. Jim &Diane Bottcher Judy Pugh

  • So many memories when I think of Lucy & the family. We spent a lot of time together. I remember when she & I wrote the lyrics to a song. We did a lot of praising through music. I pray your memories sustain you at this difficult time. Love, Shirley & Ernie

  • Gary and family. You guys were a part of my family from as long as I can remember. I so hate to hear of this and I wish I could be there but I am thinking of all of you.

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