Hope Craig-Reynolds

January 4, 1935 - August 20, 2019
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Hope E. Craig-Reynolds age 84, of Lima passed away peacefully with her daughter and son-in-law at her side at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019 at Lima Convalescent Home. She was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Detroit, MI, to the late Waldo E. and Ruby C. Doepker. She married Earl A. Reynolds April 4, 1998, and he preceded her in death March 28, 2013.

Hope had graduated from Saginaw General Hospital School of Nursing and from Defiance College. She was a registered nurse and had worked at Memorial Hospital, she worked for Dr. Lewis as his office nurse, she worked at Lima Convalescent Home, and she was a psychiatric nurse at Oakwood Forensic Center. Her favorite job was working as the school nurse at Shawnee Schools from 1978-1998. She loved to travel with her friends and had visited Israel, Italy, England, Scotland, Whales, Ireland, Germany, France, Nova Scotia, Hawaii and many other places in the U.S. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Life member of the National Retired Nurses Association, Shawnee Optimist Club, Senior Citizens Center, American Assoc. of University Women, founding board member of the YWCA, and Charter Member of Westside Swim & Racquet Club. She was also a member of Saginaw General Hospital Alumni Association.

Hope was a dedicated and loving Mother and Grandmother and adored her 2 Grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and took them on many wonderful trips. Hope was an avid movie goer and loved going to Broadway Shows. She also enjoyed being with her Lunch Bunch friends and Saturday morning breakfast girls. Hope’s humor, bluntness, kindness and generosity brought joy to those who knew her. She was creative, fun and an adventurer. She was a strong woman and a positive encourager to others. Hope will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter: Heather L. (Douglas) Bell of Lima and grandchildren Parker and Erika Bell. Also, cousins and a nephew and niece.

She was preceded in death by a son: Steven E. Craig, siblings William Doepker and Fay Carol Stoll.

The family will receive friends 3:00-6:00 pm Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and the service will follow at 6:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice

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Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: January 4, 1935
Died: August 20, 2019

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Brenda Keller posted on 9/13/19

Dear Heather, You have my sympathy in the loss of your mother. She left a great legacy of caring for others. Sincerely, Brenda Keller


Dorothy R. Denner posted on 8/25/19

I am so sorry to hear about Hope passing away. I have fond memories of her as a child. I was a flower girl at her marriage to Gerry along with Mary Abbe Johnson. She was always a lot of fun. She will be missed and you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Chris Saunders posted on 8/22/19

Heather I was very sad to hear of your mother's passing. Sue has told me how close you were with your mom and how concerned you were lately. We send our prayers and hugs to you and your family.


keith Doepker posted on 8/22/19

So sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of times in Pigeon Michigan when i was a child with Hope, Fay, and Bill. Keith & Becky Doepker


Mary Johnson posted on 8/22/19

Not sure if the first message went through. Just said, I didn't know my cousin, Hope, that well, but what I did know was she seemed very kind and loving and a beautiful person. Wish I could come to the service, but it is not possible. My sincere condolences to the family. Perhaps I can stop by to meet Heather sometime!? We drive from North Carolina to Michigan every summer. If you would like that, send me your address. [email protected] Mary Abbe Johnson


Mary Johnson posted on 8/22/19

I didn't know my cousin, Hope, very well. But, what I do remember is she seemed a very kind and loving and beautiful person. Wish I could be there for the service, but it is too far for me to travel at this time. Mary Abbe Johnson


Nikki Grieshop posted on 8/21/19

So sorry Heather and Doug, Erika and Parker, for your loss. We are praying for you and are here for anything you need!