Begun in 2014, the Rebecca S. Craig Family Education Fund was established in 2014 as a Legacy Fund. With her passing in 2021, a bequest in Becky’s will fully funded the endowment for the benefit of the Palace Cultural Arts Association.
Becky was an avid supporter of the Palace Theatre’s School Matinee Series and, through this fund, will continue to do so in perpetuity. The Craig Fund’s awards will specifically support the promotion of the series and similar programs designed to enhance students’ appreciation of the performing arts and theater for generations to come.
Rebecca Sue “Becky” Craig (1937-2020) was born in rural Mt. Victory on the Craig family farm. She graduated from Mt. Victory High School in 1954.
Becky worked in the laboratory at Marysville Memorial Hospital, where she is credited for making the laboratory one of the first small hospital labs to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists in 1980. She has a lengthy career as the laboratory director.
Becky was active with St. John’s Evangelical Church in Kenton, the Kenton Flower Club, and the Hardin County Council on Aging. She enjoyed Ohio State football, loved music and traveling; but, most of all, Becky enjoyed spending time on her family farm and driving her John Deere tractor.