Nancy J. Kraft

Nancy J. Kraft, nee Launius, 69, of Smithton, Illinois, born Friday, August 4, 1939, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Kraft was a former registered nurse at Memorial Hospital, former administrator at Memorial Convalescent Center and owner of Toddle Town Inc, comprised of Toddle Town, Toddler House and Learning Journey. She attended Shiloh United Methodist Church, was a member of E.Y. Chapter P.E.O. and was active in numerous child development agencies.

She is preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Carl & Mabel Fern nee McMullin Launius.
She is survived by:
  • Husband: Darwin L. Kraft
  • Children
    • Lisa (Craig) deBeaumont of San Diego, CA
    • Todd Kraft of Belleville, IL
    • Rebecca (Arthur) Fudge of Smithton, IL
    • Karl Eric (Susan) Kraft of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Dawson deBeaumont
    • Cameron deBeaumont
    • Luke Fudge
    • Kimberly Fudge
    • Nick Kraft
    • Jackson Kraft
    • Aiden Kraft
  • Brother: William (Susan) Launius of Belleville, IL
  • Dear Nieces, Nephews and Cousins
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or International Peace Scholarship Fund for P.E.O.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Burroughs officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL