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Reba Nan Goss Craft

November 2, 1927 — February 16, 2024

Reba Nan Goss Craft

Reba Nan Goss Craft passed away on February 16, 2024. She was born on November 2, 1927 to Berry Lincoln Goss and Wilda Thorla Goss. 

A memorial graveside service honoring the life of Reba will be held at Florien Cemetery in Florien, Louisiana at a later date. 

Reba was born at home in place called Barham, Louisiana near the village of Fischer which was a sawmill town. Her life there was walking to school on wooden boardwalks, playing baseball, and visiting the library where her sister Margie was the librarian. During that time she was able to roam the woods foraging for berries and nuts. It was there she learned to love the woods, trees, and plants. Her love of the Louisiana woods was shared by her husband of 54 years, who was a forester by profession. Her passion for life long learning , gardening, sports, and walking started early. Walking kept her active well into her ninety years of life. Before her marriage. she walked to work in Many, Louisiana where she was a operator supervisor for AT & T "MaBell". As a mother, she set a fast pace on her almost daily 4 mile walks with her son and daughter for many years. After her children were in high school and college she went to LSUS studying French and went to work at the Shreveport Journal where she worked in the Living Section keeping the television guide straight. Reba always made sure the schedule was correct for televised LSU Tiger football. Saturdays would find her watching the Tigers and Sundays sharing her faith and talking through the Sunday Sermon. After the "demise of the Shreveport Journal", she spent many happy days and trips with her beloved grandson, Cyrus Kafai. Post her Journal days she continued her love of plants by completing the first Master Gardener class in Shreveport. All those who knew her would describe her as a strong woman. Dennis Johnson, her wonderful caregiver of her last 3 years, would agree and say he loved to hear her say in her sleep, "Thank you God." Reba's strong Christian faith and growing up during the depression with 13 brothers and sisters made her strong. She leaves her family and friends with many good stories and memories. Now she once again enjoys her Lord, friends and family with a new closeness. 

Reba was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Herbert Wayne Craft "Wayne", and all her 13 brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Karen Kafai; son, David Craft; grandson, Cyrus Kafai; nieces and nephews, Spenser Armour, Jim Armour, Bob Armour, Mary Armour, Jana Armour, Nan Arthur, Rebecca Barker ,Carolyn Britt, Glenda Cole, Robert Duke, Barry Goss, Mary Jane Reed, Richard Snell, Jennifer Rogers, and Wilda Walker. 

The family suggests donations be made to Caddo Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels, and Northwest Louisiana Food Bank. 

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