Craver, James 1943-2009
CRAVER, SHANKS, COGIS, HOWE
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Date: 10/28/2017 at 10:33:38
James Craver, 65, a resident of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 8, 2009, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jim was born March 28, 1943, the son of Harlan and Alice Jean (Shanks) Craver, in Centerville, IA. He graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1961. After high school, Jim attended the University of Iowa where he received a bachelor of business administration degree in 1965. Jim went on to attend Drake University Law School where he obtained his J.D. degree in 1968. At Drake University, Jim met Jennifer "Ginger" Cogis. Jim and Ginger were married June 22, 1968, in Gary, Indiana. After law school, Jim moved to Centerville where he practiced law with the Milani Law Firm. In 1988, Jim went into practice on his own, establishing the Craver Law Firm.
Jim was the City Attorney for Centerville for 25 years and served on the Board of Directors of the Mercy Medical Center. He also was a member of the Mercy Medical Legacy Foundation, the Appanoose County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Iowa.
Survivors besides his wife include three sons, Michael (and his wife Kristin) Craver, of Dallas, TX, Marc (and his wife Jamie) Craver, of New York, NY, and Matthew (and his wife Amber) Craver, of Ladera Ranch, CA; four grandchildren, Noah, Natalie, Noelle, and Cora. Jim is also survived by his aunt, Virginia Howe, of Scottsdale, AZ.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009, at the Lange Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Centerville, Iowa. The services will begin at 10 a.m., with Pastor Terra Amundson officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials have been established to the Appanoose County Baseball Association, First United Methodist Church, and Friends of the Drake Public Library. Memorial gifts may be left at or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Online condolences may be made at www.thomaslangefuneralhome.com. ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register, Tues 13 Jan 2009.
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