Arlene LaVaun Hill Kraft, 72, of Lipscomb, died February 20, 2017 in Canadian. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Lipscomb Cemetery, with Donald Hill, pastor, and Bruce Johnson, elder of The River Ministries, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. Mrs. Kraft was born March 25, 1944 in Canadian and was a lifelong resident of Lipscomb. She married Merle Kraft on July 23, 1961 in Lipscomb. She was the former Post Master in Lipscomb and was a member of the Lipscomb Union Church. Survivors include her husband, Merle Kraft of the home; three daughters, Susan Crowley and husband Rusty of Leedy, Oklahoma, Renee Johnson and husband Eddie of Canadian, and Laura Morrow and husband Guy of Fort Worth; two brothers, Lane Hill of Darrouzett and Lance Bussard and wife Tanja of Lipscomb; a sister, Jeannine Burks of Houston; seven grandchildren, Natalie Taylor of Arnett, Oklahoma, Amber Ford, Chris Ford, Pam Guillen and husband Juan, and Erica Smyth and husband Chase, all of Canadian, Ashley Archer and husband Brent of Sonora, and Parker Dear of Fort Worth; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. LaVaun was preceded in death by her father, John Hill; her mother and stepfather, Mona and Jim Bussard; and a grandson, Cole Taylor. Memorials may be made to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th Street, Canadian, Texas 79014; Edward Abraham Memorial Home, 803 Birch Street, Canadian, Texas 79014; or Wolf Creek Heritage Museum, PO Box 5, Lipscomb, Texas 79056.