Geraldine “Gerry” Craddock, 84, of Elgin passed away on July 14, 2013 in Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born on May 26, 1929 in Towanda, IL the daughter of Penn and Effie (Ratliff) Snodgrass. Gerry had worked at Judson College as Secretary to the President for over 45 years.
She was an active member of the Elgin Evangelical Free Church, National Secretary Association, Altrusa, The Community Crisis Center, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of Judson.
Survivors include her 3 daughters: Cindy (Tim) Muhr of Elgin; Jane Craddock (Michael) Ryan of Algonquin and Penny (Seth) Scott of Elgin. 9 grandchildren: Kyle (Rulin), Carrie (Eric), Justin, Doug (Nikki), Drew (Danielle), Jessie (Josh), Maddie, Taylor and Sam; along with 6 great grandchildren and 1 on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: John Craddock 2008; a sister: Bernadine Aucutt, and brother: Harry Snodgrass.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, with a memorial service held on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at the Elgin Evangelical Free Church, on Big Timber Rd. Memorials may be made to Judson University Scholarship Fund or the church. For information, 847-741-8800 or wwwlairdfamilyfuneralservice.com