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  1. Mary Lou Terril
    August 6, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Dear Sue,

    My deepest sympathy to you and family on the passing of Denis. He was so much help
    and consolation to Ryan & I when our Greg passed so long ago. You both were so good to us and we cherrish our memories of church and high school activities together at that time. May God grant you confort (as he will). Love to you. Mary Lou


  2. Dirk A. Stapleton
    August 6, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    The Harry S. Truman Chapter was deeply saddened this week, to hear of the passing of Compatriot Denis R. Craft.

    Compatriot Craft’s service to the Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution reflects distinct credit upon himself, and his desire to preserve the memory of his patriot ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence.

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy during this time of loss to his family. Please accept our sincere condolences.


    Dirk A. Stapleton, Honorary Vice-President
    Harry S. Truman Chapter


  3. Bill and Jo (Fernimen) Walker
    August 7, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    My sincerest sympathy to the family. Denis and I graduated together from West Plains High School. He was a caring, intelligent, fun loving person. I know he will be missed. God’s blessings on the family.


  4. Bob in Grandview, Missouri
    August 7, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Craft. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.


  5. Jennifer Welsh Taylor
    August 7, 2013 @ 9:26 am


    So sorry to hear about your dad. I remember his warm smile and how much he enjoyed when we were all hanging out at your house…what a good dad! I wish I wasn’t so far away…I’ll be praying for you and your family!

    Miss you,


  6. Diane (Hilton) Wirthwein
    August 7, 2013 @ 12:23 pm


    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I truly enjoyed growing up with him as my pastor. Just seeing his picture brought a smile to my face. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.



  7. Jack and Martha Highfill
    August 7, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Sue and Matt,

    So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. We had some good time together. Martha and were talking about what Dennis called her white Camero. Wish we could be there. You are in our prayers.

    God Bless
    Jack & Martha


  8. The Sehie Family
    August 7, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    Wishing you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs, The Sehie Family


  9. Wanda Gregory
    August 7, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    So sorry to hear about Denis. If there is anything that I can do for you please feel free to let me know. We will all miss his smilling face. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your sub mail carrier



  10. Kelly Mcguinn Daly
    August 7, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with your mom and your family.



  11. Sharyl Sanderson Smith
    August 7, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Saddened to hear of Rev. Craft’s passing. I grew up in Grandview United Methodist Church and was blessed to have Rev. Craft officiate at my wedding there almost 30 years ago. HIs kindness and loving support as we prepared to marry all those years ago has certainly served us well. Thanks for his service to the church for all those years and the sacrifices his family made while serving with him. Prayers to Sue and Matt and family.


  12. Ann and Joe Aid
    August 7, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    Good by for now dear friend. We have sweet memories of good conversations while sharing good food. You helped to make Methodists out of an Episcopalian and a Baptist. As well as being an outstanding pastor you were a outstanding zizzer. You will be missed, but eternally loved.


  13. Anissa Douglas (Bass)
    August 7, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

    Dear Sue & Matt:

    So terribly sorry to hear about Denis. My family attended First UMC in Sedalia, Mo when he was a pastor there and my family would get together with yours. I still remember you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Anissa Douglas (Bass)


  14. Hubert Neth
    August 8, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    I have so many good memories and will always be thankful for ways you and Denis have touched my life. Please be kind to yourself now.


  15. Bill :& Susan Latimer
    August 8, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Dear Sue & Matt
    Susan and I were so sorry to read about Denis death. We knew Denis first as my predecessor as president of KC South Rotary and as a Paul Harris Fellow, and always as a treasured friend. Both of you are in our prayers.
    Bill and Susan


  16. Dottie Novak
    August 9, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    So sorry to read about your husbands passing. I don’t usually check every obituary in the KC Star, but Denis’ smiling face immediately caught my attention. It’s been a long time, but you are one of my favorite folks from my years at KCK Public Schools. Please accept my sincere sympathy at the loss of your loving husband of 50 years. I have been a widow almost 10 years I know your pain, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.


  17. Jerry Shaw
    August 9, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    My condolences to the family. Denis and I lived south of town not far apart, and played football together as Zizzer tackles – he was number 49 and I was number 44. We graduated together in ’55.
    Jerry Shaw


  18. Cristy Poppinga
    August 11, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    Dear Sue and Matt,
    My heart is touched to hear about the death of Denis. As you know he was always special to me and also my family. I remember visiting with the two of you a few years ago when John and I were down your way. I’m so glad that we were able to do that. I send you my love and prayers always ~ cristy (mosier)


  19. George and Doris Moore
    August 12, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Dear Sue;

    We just learned of Denis’ death this morning (8/12) and certainly offer our sympathy in your loss. We scarcely know Matt but offer our sympathy to him as well. The Heartland Central District didn’t have information about Denis’ death so I will share some of this with them.

    You folks were appreciated by many in the Grandview congregation and I’m sure wherever you served. It was a privilege to follow you at Grandview.

    The Kims have a way of tapping into the “grapevine” but I will be sure they know of this event and will share your loss.

    Rest in peace my brother, and may God comfort all who love you.

    George and Doris


    • Sue Craft
      October 2, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

      I was so pleased to hear from you. You were a special “rock” in that Zoo. I think of all you often. Is Dr. Albertson still living? I am sorry about your husband. It is so difficult. I am sure you are retired. Let me hear the news.


  20. Randal A. Burd, Jr.
    August 12, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    I am very sorry for the family’s loss. I am grateful for the consideration Dr. Craft showed me in accepting my invitation to attend a meeting of the Ozark Patriots Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution in his capacity as the Missouri Society President. His leadership, character, and warm personality did not go unnoticed in our brief acquaintance.


  21. Dick Hooper
    June 24, 2018 @ 4:43 pm

    I am so sorry that Iam 5 yars to late. Denis and I served as Quatermasters in the WoodBadgee at Camp Arrowhead.. His guidiance got me to finish my Ticket and I was so proud that he came to the award service Denis was the Great Owl and I was Little Owl So many meories of those Scouting days I know your pain has lessened but I canot imagine the loss in your life


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