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Eileen Danford

December 20, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

DANFORD, Eileen Kraft, 96, of Bellaire, OH, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2013.

She was born August 6, 1917, in Bellaire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry And Goldie Bell Muhleman Kraft.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellaire and was instrumental in the Edgar A. Burroughs Scholarship Fund, serving as treasurer since 1970.

Eileen was a graduate of Bellaire High School, Class of 1935 "The 35ers."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dewitt Danford on November 24, 2002; and two sisters, Eleanore Ramsay and Peggy Follman.

Surviving are her children, Patricia Armstrong and Thomas Danford; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Kirk) Smolenak and Nan (Mike) Croy; and four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Smolenak, Shane Smolenak, Hannah Croy and Madeline Croy.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Bellaire, Ohio on Sunday, December 22, 2013, with Rev. Sheryl Seitz officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 3402 Guernsey Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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