Auburn – Mary L Crager, 86 died Saturday August 21, 2021 at her home in Auburn. She was born in Fort Wayne on June 1, 1935 to Benjamin L and Bernice A (Barnes) King. Mary was a Garrett High School Graduate and worked at Mossberg Industries in Garrett for 30 years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of Pythian Sisters and the Garrett Eagles Post 1357. She loved to fish and riding her motorcycle. Mary married Cola Crager on August 8, 1953 in Garrett and he passed away July 8, 2015. She is survived by 4 children, Betty “Jo” (Duane) Colgan of Auburn, Steven L (Debra) Crager of Garrett, Kaye L Keen of Auburn, and Edward A (Laura Zeider) Crager of Auburn; sister, Phyllis Balzer of Auburn; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Smith, Adam Crager, Justin Crager, Chase Crager, Duane “Duey” Colgan, Jaci Lockwood, Jennifer Gustin, Michael Crager, Larry Keen, Jr, Lavina Ballard, and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 grandsons, Bradley Smith and Leonard Keen, a great granddaughter, Jesslynn Gustin, and 4 siblings, Dorothy Furnish, Carol Sleek, Tom King and Harry Barnes. Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN. Burial will follow in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. Calling is 4 to 7 PM Tuesday at the funeral Home with a memorial service by Pythian Sisters at the end of calling at 7. Preferred memorials are to Riley’s Hospital. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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