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EDWARD J. CRAVEN
METAMORA - Edward J. "Ed" Craven, 90, of Metamora, passed away at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at his residence.
He was born February 27, 1926, in Springfield, Mass., to Scott Clinton and Ethel (Askins) Craven. He married Jeanette Allen in 1948 in Peoria, Ill. She preceded him in death in Jan. of 1991. He later married Mary Horstman on June 11, 1980 in Springfield, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Mary, of Metamora; his children, Cary (Marsha) Craven of Pekin, Kevin (Betty) Craven of Springfield, Bev (Bill) Kincaid of Peoria, Michael Smith and Melissa Smith both of Metamora; two sisters, Mary (Fred) Parker of Springfield, Mass., and Rose North of Gilbert, Ariz.; one brother, Tony Filipino of Springfield, Mass; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by two sons, Terry Paul and Glenn; and two brothers, John and William.
Ed worked for Caterpillar for 35 years, retiring from Inventory Control in 1982.
He is a veteran of the United States Navy Armed Guard, serving from 1943 to 1946.
There will be no visitation or services held.
Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be made in honor of his great-grandson, Oliver, to Easter Seals, 507 E. Armstrong, Peoria, IL 61603.