Hilda Ree (Craig) Loper, 89, of Sandusky, passed away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 2012, in Erie County Care Facility.
She was born July 12, 1923, in Ellisville, Ala., daughter of the late Jim and Maggie (Johnson) Craig. She attended Choctaw Co. Training School for Girls and Bishop State Junior College. She was baptized at Kings Chapel Baptist Church, and later joined Knights Chapel Baptist Church in Millry, Ala., where she raised her family and loved teaching Sunday school.
She enjoyed spending her days fishing, watching the Atlanta Braves, and attending family get-togethers.
Hilda leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Printella Diane (Craig) Hilliard, of Hammon, La., Sharon (Loper) Shaw, of Forest Park, Ill., and Mary Loper and Mattie (Joseph) Johnson, of Sandusky; son, Quadrell (Jenny) Craig, of Sandusky; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special friend, Arlula Land, of Millry, Ala.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and church friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Loper; son, Michael “Teddy” Johnson; parents; and brothers, Oscar (Gracie) Craig, Jim (Irma) Craig, J.C. (Ethel) Craig, and Larry Turner.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, until funeral services at noon at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Chaplain Melvin Sayler will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.