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Mary Ruth Craven

November 9, 1958 — June 25, 2022

Charleston

Mary Ruth Craven

Mary Ruth Craven, 63, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, June 25, 2022. 

Mary was born on November 9, 1958 in Charleston, SC to the late Frank E. Craven, Jr. and Merlene (Johnson) Craven.

The youngest of four children, Mary attended Catholic Cathedral school in Charleston and later graduated from a private high school. Mary attended Furman University and the College of Charleston, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She went on to work as a research assistant for several doctors in the Charleston area.

Mary was an avid outdoor person. She loved to hike, bike and photograph animals and nature scenes. After the passing of her parents, Mary moved into The Palmettos of Charleston, where she made many friends and took pleasure in helping others. Mary had a compassionate spirit, a loving heart, and always had a kind word for others.  She will be truly missed by her family and friends. Especially those with whom she had formed a special friendship in recent years.

Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Greg Craven.

Mary is survived by two brothers, Frank E Craven, III of Georgia and Chris Craven (Cathy) of Texas, along with many nieces and nephews.

Mary’s funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412.  

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 7, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

James Island Chapel McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation

347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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Burial

Thursday, July 7, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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