SALEM - Lauretta C. McCrae, 90, a resident for 35 years of the Smith Center of Salem, died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Salem Community Hospital.
She was born June 28, 1922 in Wilmington, Del., the daughter of the late Edgar and Alice (Davis) Rawlins.
Her mother and father died from tuberculosis when she was 6 years old. She was raised by William and Tillie Davis.
She worked for many years at the Salem Memorial Building as a cook for the Salem Rotary and Kiwanis Club. She was also an aide at the former Gregg and Hutton Nursing Homes. She was a member of the Salem First Christian Church, and its Faithful Friends Sunday School Class.
She was an avid card player and enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City and Las Vegas. She was a member of the Cherry Tomatoes Red Hat Society of Salem. She was also a member of the Salem Democratic Women's Club, the Salem Area Retirees, the Rebecca Lodge and the Salem Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death on Dec. 2, 1982 by her husband, William McCrae, whom she married on June 2, 1941.
Lauretta is survived by one daughter, Nancy Clunk of Salem; two sons, Robert (Verna) McCrae of Lisbon and William (Kathie) McCrae of Windam; one sister, Ida Belle Snyder of Delaware; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Ann Hoover; four sisters, Nellie Wilson, Thelma Rawlins, Alice Banks and Margaret Rawlins; two brothers, William and Edgar Rawlins; two grandsons, Scott Allen and Timothy Allen Clunk; and one great-grandson, Nicholas Y. Dean Clunk.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Salem First Christian Church, with the Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Pine View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, Ohio 44460.