News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 30, 2013

Eleanor P. (Wells) Craig

The Tribune-Star

MARSHALL, Ill. — Eleanor P. (Wells) Craig of Marshall, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor, one of eight children, first brightened the home of her parents, Roy Wells and Effie Holwick Wells, on Aug. 17, 1925.

She was united in marriage to Harold T. Craig on July 28, 1944, and had two sons, Jerry and Jack. Harold and Ellie owned a Dog N’ Suds drive-in in Taylorville, Ill., and many of their former employees still share many happy memories with us. In her later years, Ellie’s smiling face could be seen at Cooper’s Coin Laundry in Marshall.  

Ellie leaves behind her son, Jack Craig and wife Debby of Marshall; grandchildren, Jeannie Spivey and husband Tony of Charleston, Ill., Jerry S. Craig II and wife Eve of Springfield, Mo., John Craig and wife Beth of Chandler, Ariz., Jack Craig and wife Jancey of Oviedo, Fla., Tony Craig and partner Idris of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lesli Keim and husband Jonathan of Marshall, Casey Craig of Marshall, Ill., Jay Scamihorn and wife Jeanice of Marshall, Matt Scamihorn and wife Elizabeth of Terre Haute, Ind., Mike Donaldson and wife Kelly of Chatham, Ill., and Stephanie Birch and husband Jeff of Naperville, Ill.; 24 great-grandchildren; her sister, Deanie Medsker of Marshall; sister-in-law, Anna Dee Wells of Annapolis, Ill; daughter-in-law, Pam Craig of Greenville, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ellie was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years; her son, Jerry, who passed away in November 2012; great-granddaughters, Rachel and Caitlin Craig; brothers, Kenneth Wells, Ross Wells and Leroy Wells; sisters, Cleo Lindley, Imogene Jackson, and Gen Stepp; and her parents.

Ellie, who answered to Mom, Grandma, Grams, Great Grams, GG, Aunt Ellie and Miss Ellie, touched many lives and has been welcomed in Heaven and will be dearly missed by all.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 31, 3012, from 4 to 7 p.m. CDT at Pearce Funeral Home, in Marshall. Services will be Monday, April 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow in Marshall Cemetery.