Teresa (Lynn) Heatwole Craver
(May 7, 1959 - January 29, 2000)

THAXTON, VA – Teresa Heatwole Craver, 40, of 1625 Shockoe Rd., Thaxton, VA, beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and teacher passed away early Saturday morning, January 29, 2000 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA.

She was born May 7, 1959 in Waynesboro, VA, a daughter of Lois Martin of Summerland Key, FL and the late Wallace R. Heatwole.

Mrs. Craver taught fifth grade at Bedford Elementary School where she was recognized as an exceptional motivator and educator. She was the founder of Bedford Elementary Environment Protectors (BEEP), an interactive horticulture club for the children at the school.

After her family and teaching, her special interests included flower gardening, animals, history and the environment.

Teresa was a kind, honest, helpful and loving person who inspired the same in those she met. She was always there with a quick smile and a warm hug. She will be missed by many.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her devoted husband, William F. Craver; her two children, William Wallace Craver and Anna Mitchell Craver. She is also survived by her sister, Leslie H. Zambito and her husband Pat of Lakeland, FL; her sister Marsha Heatwole and her husband Larry of Lexington, VA; her step-mother, Kathryn M. Heatwole, her step-brother, Phillip McLean and his wife Caroline, her step-sister, Marylin M. Wenner and her children all of Richmond, VA.

A service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday in the chapel of McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro, VA by the Rev. Donald L. Long. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Waynesboro, VA.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Pleasants, Bucky Lang, Dale East, Larry Evans, Cole Wenner, Phillip McLean, Hugh Larew, Pat Zambito and Mike Burnette. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:30 PM Monday at McDow Funeral Home. The family request there will be no public viewing.

Memorials may be made to BEEP, c/o Bedford Elementary School, 806 Burks Hill Rd., Bedford, VA 24523.

[The News Leader – Staunton, Virginia – Sunday January 30, 2000 – Page 2]