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Dana Gay (Payne) Craighead

August 17, 1940 — November 30, 2021


Dana Gay Craighead, 81, of Lawton,  passed away Tuesday November 30, 2021 at Maple Lake Assisted Living.

Dana was born August 17, 1940 in Page, West Virginia, the daughter of Orville Payne and Catherine Davis.

Dana had a huge compassionate heart. Her care and compassion was reflected in the love she expressed to her family, friends, and everyone she met. She was always willing to help out around her community and her two parishes. Dana was a Longtime active parishioner of Saint John Bosco Catholic Church in Mattawan and Saint Finbarr Catholic Church in Naples Florida. Dana and Nathan enjoyed many years wintering at their home in Naples.

She was married in January of 1957 to Nathan Craighead who survives.

She is also survived by her four sons, Nathan Louis (Cindi) Craighead, David (Kerry) Craighead, Daniel (Late Suzanne) Craighead, and Kenneth (Julie) Craighead, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Dana was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose, Shirley and Bonnie.

Cremation will take place. There will be a memorial service held in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Saint John Bosco Catholic Church in Mattawan.

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