Tamara Lynn “Tammy” Craft

February 23, 1964 ‒ November 11, 2018

Butler, Ohio

 

BUTLER:  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 A pillar of strength, courage, and unconditional love, Tammy Craft’s faith remained unwavering even in life’s valleys.   Tamara Lynn Craft fought the good fight and finished her race after passing away Sunday November 11, 2018 in Riverside Methodist Hospital following an extended illness.  She was 54.

The daughter of Bill and Nancy (Kisling) Smith, Tammy was born February 23, 1964 in Mansfield and was graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1982.

On July 23, 1983, Tammy married the love of her life, Wesley Craft.  Devoted to her family, she fully embraced the role of mom focusing her time on raising three daughters.

For 19 years Tammy worked for Clear Fork Schools as a cafeteria worker and more recently as an office administrator.

A faithful servant of Christ Tammy was devoted to her church families attending River of Life Church and North Bend Church of the Brethren.

Tammy loved being around family, especially her grandchildren.  She not only believed in the fruits of the spirit…she embraced love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

She is survived by her loving husband Wesley Craft of Butler; daughters Savannah (Aaron) Hitchman of Lucas, Molly (David) Weyhmeller of Wooster, and Megan Schlosser of Seattle, Washington; grandkids Leland, Everett, and Ivy Hitchman; parents Nancy Smith of Bellville and Bill (Jewelene) Smith of Bellville; siblings Brad (Karen) Smith of Bellville, Laura (Ralph) Robinson of Fredericktown, Holly (Lonnie) McGhee of Bellville, Mark (Deann) Smith of Bellville; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

The Craft family will receive friends Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin Friday at 12pm.  Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to North Bend Church of the Brethren may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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  • Wes and precious family… I am so sorry for your loss.
    I deeply loved and appreciated Tammy.
    She was a wonderful Woman of God and I really enjoyed the time spent talking with her. I wish now that I could have spent more precious time with her.
    Please know, you are loved and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)

  • May God provide you comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  • Bryan Studer & Family
    Praying for your family in this time of loss, Tammy’s heart touched many as she shared her love for our Lord Jesus Christ I will always cherish our bible studies and your warm welcoming home and kind words.
    Your family has our deepest sympathies

  • Prayers and love to your family! The nicest and most gracious lady i ever met! Smiled everyday! Love her then now and forever! She will always shine in our life! Becky and i will have great memories of her forever!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Tammy was a wonderful, sweet, kind, and generous lady. She always had a smile on her face. I will miss walking into the office and seeing her. Work is not going to be the same without her. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Molly and Savannah and the Craft family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You are in my thougths and prayers.
    Melissa Ridgway Baker

  • Wes and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Tammy truly was a beautiful soul! We loved the time we spent with your family. She was such a treasure. Our hearts are broken for you. We are praying that God will bring you peace and comfort in the days, weeks, and months ahead. We love you all! Hugs! Glen and Barb

  • I was so sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. She was always a bright spot and had a contagious smile. She was always so positive and I enjoyed working with in the district with her. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family ❤️

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing Tammy while I taught Kindergarten at Bellville Elementary. Tammy was always so sweet to the children who passed through the office. Her sweet smile made everyone feel welcome to the school. My deepest sympathy to you, Wes, and your daughters. May God’s grace and mercy be with you all.
    Kelly Miller

  • She was a joy to stop in and visit with in the office. Always took the time for some small talk about island vacations and beaches. My love and hugs to the family.

  • Wes , Savannah , Molly , Megan and Families… Words cannot express how sorry we were to learn of Tammy’s passing. She was a dear friend and a wonderful, inspirational Christian who always had a smile on her face even through times of adversity. She always persevered and I never recall her ever complaining about anything.. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her gentle soul.. God bless you all and may He lift you and your families up during this very sad and difficult time of loss…

    Jim and Sherry McFerren and Family

  • Wes and Family I am so sorry for your loss! I’ve known Tammy my whole life and can’t think of a nicer, kinder person! My thoughts and prayers for everyone!

  • Dear Wes, Savannah, Megan, Molly and your precious families,
    Words can’t express the how much joy Tammy brought to our Kindergarten family at Bellville Elementary. Her love and compassion for all who walked through her door was felt every single day. She always greeted you with a smile and showered the Kindergarten students with love and comfort as if they were her own. She will be missed more than words can ever express. May the Lord comfort you and give you a hope that will sustain you in the days ahead. Tammy was a true woman of God and a treasure!

  • So sorry to hear of this..our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Carrie and Corey Oyster

  • Dear Ones,
    Like so many others, Tammy always had a smile and a truly sweet spirit. We attended ClearFork
    Alliance church with her and her family.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy and know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jeff & Debbie Benson

  • The Clear Fork community has lost one its kindest and gentlest members. I will miss her smiles and friendly chats as she entered and exited each building daily for work. Her Godly spirit will
    shine through her family. We are so sorry Wes, Savannah, Molly and Megan. God Bless.

  • Tammy was a light to everyone who she came into contact with! I had the pleasure of working with her during my time teaching with Clear Fork. She was the ultimate professional and her calmness settled anyone who entered her office! Much love to her family as they face life without her. And much love to the kindergarten family as they deal with a day without Mrs. Craft’s beautiful smile.

  • Words seem so shallow. Our hearts grieve with you and for you. Tammy always had a smile on her beautiful face. She was truly one of those rare gems in this life. Please know Wes, Savannah, Megan and Molly and your families that you will all be in our prayers in the days to come. Thank God we know we will see her again, because our God reigns victorious over death!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I Was so shocked to hear of Tammy’s paaing. She was such a wonderful person. My prayers are with you all!

  • Lord Jesus, I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul. I know You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. We ask that you draw near to Your children and embrace Wes, Megan, Savannah, Molly and each one of their individual family members who is facing times of deep sadness and loss. Wes with the loss of his loving wife, Tammy, his days ahead will seem bleak and our prayer is that You, Our Heavenly Father will shine Your light and guide Wes as well as his daughters through each and every one of them.
    In prayer, we ask you to draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.
    reminding them their Grief is not a sign of weakness Nor a lack of faith.
    It is the price of Love.

    with Our Deepest Condolences
    Kris & Cat Sandstrom

  • I am so sorry to hear about Tammy. I am praying for the family & friends. Hugs for everyone.
    My deepest sympathy.

  • I’m so sorry for the pain you are feeling right now. Tammy was so sweet and I know she loved Jesus with all her heart. Your faith in God will keep you in peace and knowing you’ll be reuinted again someday. Much love and prayers for your family!!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • May your love and memories carry you through this difficult time. As the days pass may the joy she showered on you prevail. I was so happy to have had a chance to talk with her last time I was in Ohio and looked forward to being her tour guide when she visited me. My thoughts are with her family.
    Myritta Sayer Paul

  • Dearest Wes, Savannah, Megan, Molly and sweet Families, There are no words that can express the tremendous sadness in our hearts over your loss of Tammy. She was the epitome of a Godly wife, Mom & Grandma. She will forever live in our hearts as a very dear, dear friend….so many precious memories of so many things and days gone by. She has made an impact in the lives of each and every person she ever met…I will miss her beautiful smile and that little turn of her head….Miss you sweet friend…..You are all so lifted up by our thoughts, prayers and love, Tom & Sandy Pfeifer and Families

  • Craft family. Gosh I’m so sorry for what you must be going through. I’m not sure what to say that helps but I sure feel deeply for you all. Tammy was a super special person and I’ll miss her smile. She always was happy I think. Love her. Maybe you knew she was my euchre partner during wrestling and I really cannot remember anyone beating us ! I am so, so sorry Wes. You picked a good one. She was one of a kind. Wynn Kearns

  • Brad, condolences to you and your family. Thinking of the Smith family at this time of sorrow.

  • My heart is breaking for all of you. Such a love story between Tammy and Wes and their family. She is a beautiful angel. I will help you in any way needed.
    Megan: u r especially in my prayers.

    Love,
    Lisa Salser.

  • So sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. She was a friendly, caring person who will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed passing time with her and the other “cafeteria girls” at the high school. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear about this loss. May she rest in peace. She was always so kind and pleasant at the board office.

  • Wes, Savannah, Molly, Megan, My heart breaks for all of you. May God’s love and your great memories bring comfort to all of you. I will always remember her smile. She was loved by many. My deepest sympathy to all of the family.

  • Wes, we are shocked and saddened to get the news of Tammy’s passing this morning! What a beautiful lady inside and out! Our hearts go out to you and your family. May our God of Comfort surround you. May the Rock steady you.

  • Dear family of Tammy, I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss, and will be praying for you all as you go through this very sad time, but it is such a relief to know she is with Jesus and not suffering any more, and all the great memories will help you get through this, and also all the love and prayers of those around you.
    Love and prayers,
    Ellie Hitchman

  • Wes, I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a spouse, but we have our memories of the time spent with them that will always be in our hearts, and they live on thru the kids & grandkids. May you be comforted by the love of your children, grandkids and family.
    Sincerely,
    Pam (Bolesky) Fuhrmann and family.

  • Wes, family and extended families,
    Don and I were so saddened to hear of Tammy’s recent hospitalization and passing. She was such a sweetheart with a caring, loving heart. Like many have mentioned, she always wore a beautiful smile. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all as you journey through the difficult days of going on without her.

  • Wes and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tammy was such and Amazing person so kind and loving anyone that knew her Loved her ,God Bless you All, may God hold each of you and bless you with strenght.

  • So very, very sad to hear of Tammy’s passing.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Craft and Smith families.

  • To Wes and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Tammy.
    May God wrap you all in his arms of love and grace at this difficult time. May he guide you in the days ahead as your family mourns Tammy’s passing. May you cherish happy memories.

  • Dear Wes, Savannah, Molly, and Megan,

    Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear wife and mother. She was such a kind, loving woman of God, loved by all who knew her. I have fond childhood memories of her smile and laughter. Please know that our family’s hearts grieve with yours during this difficult time.

    Katie (Talbott) Ayers

  • What a lovely tribute to this beautiful soul! This news makes me sad for your family and all those whose lives she touched. May love and laughter be what you remember most…until you meet again.

  • To Wes and family,
    I am sorry for your loss. I appreciate the positive spirit and smile Tammy brought into the lives at Country Meadow Rehabilitation and Care Center. Please know that my family will pray for you.

  • Dear family and loved ones, I was sorry to read about the death of Mrs. Craft. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8) and that He will bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones (John 5 : 28, 29) . May “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you during your time of sadness (2 Corinthians 1: 3).

  • Dear Wes and family: my heart weeps along with you in the loss of Tammy. I never saw her without the beautiful smile she wore, a reflection of her precious sweet spirit. What a testimony to God’s love and goodness to all she encountered. I will miss her encouraging lifestyle. Praying for your peace; And comfort of the Holy Spirit

  • Dear Wes and family, I remember her so well. Tammy was one of the sweetest women I’ve ever known. I remember when you 2 started dating and all the years at The River. Praying comfort and peace during this time of sadness. God has you and will keep you always.

  • Wes and Tammy’s family, Our hearts are broken for you and for us as well. We believe in the resurrection, so we will all be together again. But, know our hearts and love are with you. God give comfort and strength and carry these people we love through this momentus loss. Tammy was a joy to all who knew her and a joy to God. His hands are around you and will keep you in peace.

  • November 15, 2018

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs
    to Wes and all the family.
    We were saddened to hear that 
    Tammy had passed away.
    We share in your sadness.
    Sincerely,
    Brad and Melody (Kisling) Poth
    Lansford. North Dakota

  • We are so sorry to hear or your loss. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Ryan, Amber, & Jason Cox

  • Prayers and sympathies for your loss. I remember Tammy walking the halls at CFHS with her back brace, no complaining, always smiling, determines and positive. May God hold you all in his arms and comfort you with peace and loving memories.

  • This is such a shock, so hard to believe! Dear Wes and family, my heart is so heavy for you, I am so very sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. She was one of the sweetest persons I’ve ever known. I know she is in the presence of her Lord right now in the most glorious of places. I also know her family and friends now have a gaping hole in their hearts that only Jesus and time can heal.I will be praying that the Lord comforts you all with his wonderful love and His peace that passes understanding.

  • Molly-
    We are so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
    God be with you & your family during this difficult time.

    Love,
    Donna Buckingham/
    East Knox Elementary Staff

  • Dear Wes and family, Our heartfelt condolences on Tammy’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Although we haven’t seen you all in many years since Wesley’s death, we remember you all fondly.
    Marvin and DeAnn Mills