Rebecca J. Craig, 68, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 3:30 pm Sunday June 21, 2020 at the Gibson Area Hospital. A private Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at the Monticello Township Cemetery in Monticello, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Champaign County.
Rebecca was born May 23, 1952 in Champaign. A daughter of Donald and Patricia Mara Young. She married Dirk Craig on October 9, 1971. She is survived by her two dedicated sons Matthew Craig of Gibson City and Nick (Jami) Craig of Gibson City. Two precious grandchildren Connor and Raegan. And two sisters Donna (Charlie) Wilson of Decatur and Nancy (Roger) Daniels of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother William.
Rebecca was a 1970 graduate of Mahomet-Seymour High School. Her love for animals started at a very young age riding and training horses up into her early adult life. She then adopted and cared for many cats and Cocker Spaniels over the years and you could say there was never a skinny squirrel or bird in her neighborhood. She was an avid reader which led her to her love of archeology and studying it at Parkland College. This then led to a job at the Army Corp of Engineers Archeology Department. She also had a passion for gardening and was instrumental in the creation of the Gibson City Gardening Club and Facebook page. She was a Notre Dame Football fan, loved to bowl and was on many leagues over the years and even played on a ladies softball team in Gibson City. She also had a love for music, especially classical and traditional Irish music. Rebecca will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
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