- On February 12, 2022
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Helen L. Craig
Homemaker and mother of seven
Helen Louise Bonus Craig, 92, of Washington, matriarch of a large and loving family, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, February 12. She died in her home surrounded by family.
Born March 7, 1929, the daughter of Dominic and Mary Mazzie Bonus, Helen was a lifelong resident of Washington and a member of the Christian Church of North America.
On October 20, 1950, she married the love of her life, William H. Craig, who preceded her in death on December 21, 1999. Over their nearly 50-year marriage, they were proud to watch their family flourish with many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by sister Sandra Redd (Earl), of Washington and brother Jack Bonus, of Zelienople. A devoted mother to seven children including daughter and longtime caretaker, Lori Bogden (Mark) of Washington, Bobbi Kapis (John) of Canonsburg, Lynne Cancilla (Douglas) of Washington, Kimberly Jack (William) of Plum Borough, Jeanne Poland (Stuart) of Gambier, Ohio, and son William Craig (Jill) of Washington. She is preceded in death by son Brian J. Craig of Canonsburg and sisters Jean B. Moninger of Washington and Peg Shaw of Peoria, Illinois.
Helen also leaves behind 15 beloved grandchildren: Erin Hancher (Mitchell), Joshua Corrigan (Corinne), Angela Taylor, Jamie Bernasconi, William ‘Bo’ Jack, Sarah Kapis, Casey Kapis, Yardley El-Khouri (David), Benjamin Corrigan (Hope), Jordan Bogden (Elexis), Tyler Bogden, London Bogden, Stephen Craig (Kelly Varner), William Westley Craig, Chance Craig (Sabrina Wyland) and 12 great-grandchildren: Nicholas Hancher (Rebecca), Teegan and Tobie Bogden, Samuel and Cara Taylor, Alice Corrigan, Stella, Hazel and Ruth El-Khouri, Joy Flage, Owen Craig and Renna Craig.
There will be no public visitation at the request of the deceased.