COLEMAN — Funeral services for Ila Mavis Croft, 81, of Coleman, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, with the Rev. Rocky Lindley officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her residence.
She was born Ila Mavis Preas on Feb. 14, 1932, in Coleman to Roy Creston Preas and Ila B. Yancy Preas. On Aug. 11, 1949, she was married to Cleo “Buddy” Croft in Coleman. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2006. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include nine children, Margie and Ray Valdez of Brownwood, Wayne and Linda Croft of Brownwood, Gigger and Sheilia Croft of Freeport, Debbie Dunn of Miller Grove, Bobby Croft of Coleman, Tammy Thomas of Hollister, Mo., Opal and Darrell Fletcher of Coleman, Marie and Rusty Mills of Coleman, and Buddy and Brandy Croft of Abilene; seven brothers and sisters, Gloria Anglin of Austin, Mary Childers of Austin, Cornelia Scott of Rockport, Jerry Preas of Midland, Bob Johns of Guam, Glen Johns of Austin, and Windel Preas of Houston; 28 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Douglas Croft, and one grandson.