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Rob Craft

Services for Marion County sheriff Robert P. “Rob” Craft, who died Feb. 16 in Topeka, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Marion Sports and Aquatic Center. Pastor Carl Helm will preside.

Born Aug. 31, 1957, in Winfield to Norman L. and Joyce L. (Price) Craft, he was a 1975 graduate of Clay Center High School, joined the Marine Corps in 1976, and married Janet “Jan” Crawford on June 5, 1976, in Clay Center.

The couple lived in California, Tennessee, and North Carolina while he served in the Marines. He left the Marines in 1980 to join the Kansas Highway Patrol and was stationed at Marion.

He retired as a firearms and ordinance instructor in 2007 and was elected sheriff in 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Jan, of Marion; father Norman Craft of Marion; son Shaun Craft of Marion; brother Steve Craft of Brazil; and three grandchildren. His mother, Joyce, preceded him in death.

Last modified Feb. 23, 2022