THE SOUTH HAVEN NEW ERA Thursday December 19, 1968
Bennett R. Craven, 78, Gueda Springs, Kans., died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1968 in a Wellington hospital where he was brought a short time before from his home in an ambulance after becoming suddenly ill.
He was born December 26 1890 at Portland, Kans. and had been a lifelong resident of Sumner county. He farmed northwest of Gueda Springs until 11 years ago after retiring and moving to Gueda Springs. He had lived on the farm since 1937. He was married March 27, 1912 to Pearl Troutman on a farm northwest of South Haven. She preceded her husband in death on September 24, 1968.
Survivors include one son, Russell of Oxford, three daughters, Mrs. Max(Dorothy)Walton, 621 South H., Wellington, Mrs. Leonard (Geneva) Smith, Gueda Springs and Mrs. Arthur (Virginia) Swanson, Arkansas City, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded on death by a son, Bennet C., who died April 3/8?, 1934 and a brother and two sisters. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Frank Funeral Home, Wellington. The Rev. Don Swaim, Arkansas City will officiate. Burial was in Corzine Cemetery, Corbin, Kans.
Mr. Craven is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Glee Mason and Mrs. Kenneth Wiley, South Haven.
Submitted by Nancy Willis