Leola Marie Kraft, 89, Granbury, Texas, formerly of Neosho, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

Leola Marie Kraft, 89, Granbury, Texas, formerly of Neosho, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

Marie was born June 7, 1926, in Newton County, daughter of Willie Lee Reed and Ina Ruby (Meador) Reed. She moved away from the area for a number of years, moving back to Newton County in 1995. She resided in Neosho, prior to moving to Granbury, Texas in 2013.

Marie enjoyed painting, making jewelry, fishing, and bird-watching, especially hummingbirds and mockingbirds.

Survivors include daughters, Betty Conyers and husband, Lyle, Granbury, Texas, and Joyce Thill and husband, Dennis, Dubuque, Iowa; four grandchildren, Bryan Conyers and wife, Holly, Andrews, Texas, Kyleen Thill, Dubuque, Iowa, Scott Thill and wife, Lindsay, DePere, Wis., and Kristy Thill of Dubuque, Iowa; and two great-granddaughters, Clary Jo and Cylee Joy Conyers, Andrews, Texas. Additional survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Harden and husband, Everett, Wichita, Kan., and Mary Ellen Clark, San Diego, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Ina Lee “Happy” Reed, Joseph Ben Reed, Huston  Dale “Buck” Reed, William Elwood “Jack” Reed, and Karl Evert “Dick” Reed.

Burial took place on Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Acton Cemetery in Acton, Texas. 
Arrangements were made by Martin’s Funeral Home, Granbury, Texas.