Deborah Sell Craig

KENT – Deborah Sell Craig, 61, of Kent, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

She was born Dec. 6, 1951 in Salem, Ohio, to Robert Elton and Judith Mae (DeJane) Sell.

Deborah graduated from Wittenberg University in 1973 with a B.A. in political science. She received her M.Ed. in educational administration in 1976, an M.A. in political science in 1980, and a Ph.D. in evaluation and measurement in 1987, all from Kent State University. Deborah began her career with the Honors College in 1976 as a graduate Honors counselor. Deborah was the current coordinator of recruitment, scholarships, and the Guest of Honor University Artist/Lecture Series, and served as the I.L.S. advisor and liaison with Kent, Salem, and East Liverpool campuses of Kent State University. Deborah enjoyed time with her beloved dogs, traveling, and vacationing in the Outer Banks with her family.

She is survived by her children, Meredith (Matthew) Stefan, Armand Craig, and Morgan Craig; mother, Judith (DeJane) Sell; brother, Charles (Netasha) Sell, and sister, Dee (Jeff) Weber.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Craig; father, Robert E. Sell; and brother, Christopher A. Sell.

A memorial gathering will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home at 628 West Main Street, Kent.

Memorial contributions may be made to Deborah S. Craig Honors Scholarship for Study in New York, C/O Kent State University Honors College P.O. Box 5190 Kent, Ohio 44242.


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