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Sue Craddock

May 3, 1934 ~ December 19, 2018 (age 84)

Sue Craddock, 84, of Houston, TX, formerly of Pittsburg KS went to eternal rest on December 19, 2018 peacefully in her sleep at her home in Houston, TX. Sue was born on May 3 to James Alfred and Georgia Nadine (Brown) Van Houten and lived most of her adult life in the Weir/Pittsburg, KS area before moving to the Dallas TX area to be closer to her daughter and her family. On July 16, 1955 Sue married Billy Jo (Joby) Craddock in Weir, KS,

they divorced in 1964. She never married again. Sue was a Registered Nurse, graduating from Mount Carmel School of Nursing, a profession she was very proud of. She began her career in the office of Dr. DH Wood, MD in Pittsburg, KS. She then worked for the State of Kansas as a Survey Nurse and travelled the state. After that she became a Nursing Home Administrator and then when she moved to Texas she went into the Home

Health field. Sue fulfilled a lifelong dream of joining the Catholic Church in 1999. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waxahachie, TX. Sue worked her entire life at a profession she loved, not retiring until she was forced because of illness. Sue loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them and hosting get-togethers. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.


Sue is survived by her daughter Kristi Richards (Tom) of Red Oak, TX; Grandchildren: Melissa Bailey (Grant) of Waxahachie, TX and Beau Richards of Red Oak, TX; Great Grandchildren: Gage Bailey and Kaden Bailey of Waxahachie, TX; one brother Larry Van Houten (Donna) of Mississippi; nieces Patti Myers, Columbus, Kansas; Diane Reardon, New York; Sandy Daly, Massachusetts; Stacey Riley, Tennessee, Lisa Emerson, Colorado; Paula Zook , Kansas; nephews Bruce Van Houten and Michael Van Houten of Kansas; and many great and great- great nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers James Edward (Jimmy) Van Houten, Columbus, KS and William (Bill) Van Houten, New York and one nephew James Douglas (Doug) Van Houten, Columbus, KS.

At Sue’s request, there will be no funeral services. A Celebration of Life Gathering may be planned at a later date. In the spring the immediate family will have a private gathering and plant a tree in her honor. The family respectfully requests no flowers, but prayers, condolences and memories are welcomed at

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