Leanne F. Cravens, 62, of Lynn Haven, passed away October 31, 2019 peacefully at her home. Leanne was born August 22, 1957 in Parkersburg, W. VA to Gladys Louise and Frank Fulton, Jr. and moved to Bay County in 1986, after growing up in Morgantown, West Virginia. Leanne is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1979. She was a talented educator for over 40 years, most of which was spent within the Bay County School System teaching at Cedar Grove Elementary. Leanne had a passion for teaching and her love for reading impacted hundreds of children. She was extremely proud of her Alma Mater and was considered a true Mountaineer. Leanne is survived by her children- Katie (Matt) Yori, Cory Cravens, and Chelsey (Trent Hickman) Cravens whom she shared with Bruddy Cravens, all of Panama City, FL; her siblings, David (Cheryl) Fulton of Charleston, SC, Lynne (John) Gianola of Cross Lanes, W. VA, Mary Lou (Stan) Wellman of Richmond, VA, John (Denise) Fulton of Kensington, MD, Laura (Tim) Odell of Charleston W. VA, and Rebecca (Todd) Watts of Hurricane, W. VA; and her many nieces and nephews.
She was a special MaMa-LeLe to her grandchildren, Emmalee Cravens, Alec & Brantley Hickman, and Avery Yori. Friends will be received from 1-2 pm Thursday November 7th at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home followed by the funeral service at 2pm. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial.
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