Mary Anita Crafts, age 72, of 6757 Elm Beach Road, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, surrounded by her family.
The family will receive friends at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 So. Main Street in Ovid, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, (December 1, 2017). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, (December 2, 2017), prayers of committal will then follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Ovid. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anita’s memory will be graciously accepted by DeSales Catholic School, 6914 Chestnut Ridge Road, Lockport, NY 14094, or the .
Anita was born on September 24, 1945, in Wrights Corner, N.Y., a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary (Stephanski) Schuler.
Anita was a lifelong baseball and New York Yankees fan. In the days of radio coverage she loved to listen to games and then enjoyed watching games and replays when the Yankees won. She enjoyed these games while pursuing her other main passion quilting. An amazing artist, her art brought joy and beauty to many with her awesome work. She loved to attend her quilting retreats with friends while enjoying many laughs and stories. Anita was a member of many quilting groups in Western and Central N.Y. and routinely made quilts for the Quilts of Valor program and many other charitable causes. She loved living by Cayuga Lake, playing (and bidding at) Pinochle, and spending time with family, friends, and her friends in the Amish community. She was the most loving and caring wife, mother, and friend.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ward; her children Sarah (Eric) of John Day, Oregon, Rachel (Chris) of Winter Garden, Fla., and Andy of Ovid, N.Y.; and by her adoring granddaughter, Sarah; her sister, Barbara; brothers Dick (Diane) and Dave; sister-in-law, Lynette; along with many nieces, nephews and other family. Anita was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis; and by a brother- in- law, Sam.