Creston, Union County, Iowa
May 12, 1983
ARTHUR CRAGO DIES - Diagonal
Arthur M. CRAGO, 87, of rural Diagonal, passed away Thursday, May 5, 1983, at Greater Community Hospital in
Creston. He had been ill a few months with heart disease.
Arthur CRAGO was born February 16, 1896, in Union county, the son of Martin Randolph and Ida May (ESTEP)
CRAGO. On Feb. 22, 1919, he was married to Josephine KEEFER in Creston. He was a lifetime resident of Union county, a retired
farmer and belonged to the Platte Center Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Edmund) BAKER of Creston and Norma Jean CRAGO of Des Moines; three sons,
Jim of Shannon City and Dean and Ed CRAGO of Diagonal; five grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1981, two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Creston. Rev. George CAMPBELL officiated
with burial at Graceland Cemetery [Creston].
A memorial has beenestablished for the Graceland Cemetery Chapel Fund.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010
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