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educator , writer

Mary Francis Shura Craig, American Writer, educator. Recipient Creative Achievement award N.W. Missouri State University, 1989; fellow Northeastern Illinois U., 1989. Member Authors Guild, Authors League American, Society Children's Bookwriters, Mystery Writers American (past regional president, national director 1987-1991, general awards chairman 1988, national president 1990), Childrens Reading Round Table, Crime Writers Great Britain.

Background

Craig, Mary Francis Shura was born on February 27, 1923 in Pratt, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Jack Fant and Mary Francis (Milstead) Young.

Career

Creative writing teacher, summer conference, U. Kansas, Lawrence, from 1961; teacher adult education, College St. Teresa's, Kansas City, Missoury, 1960-1961; teacher creative writing, Avila College teacher creative writing, U. North Dakota teacher creative writing, California State University teacher creative writing, U. Kansas teacher creative writing, Central Missouri State University teacher creative writing, N.E. Missouri State University lecturer conferences vice-president, director, Young Brothers Cattle Corporation, from 1950.

Works

Membership

Member Authors Guild, Authors League American, Society Children's Bookwriters, Mystery Writers American (past regional president, national director 1987-1991, general awards chairman 1988, national president 1990), Childrens Reading Round Table, Crime Writers Great Britain.

Connections

Married Daniel Charles Shura, October 24, 1943 (deceased 1959). Children: Marianne Francis Shura Sprague, Daniel Charles Shura, Alice Barrett Craig Stout. Married Raymond C. Craig, December 8, 1961 (divorced October 1984).

1 child, Mary Forsha Craig.

father:
Jack Fant Young

mother:
Mary Francis (Milstead) Young

spouses:
Daniel Charles Shura

Raymond C. Craig

children:
Mary Forsha Craig

Alice Barrett Craig Stout Craig

Marianne Francis Shura Sprague Craig

Daniel Charles Shura Craig