Mary Penelope (Bartek) Kraft, 95 of Owensville, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Transcendent Healthcare of Owensville.

Mary was born in Bell County, Texas Nov. 1, 1918 to Steven and Christina (Kristinek) Bartek who precede her in death. She worked at DeJong’s in the 60’s and later worked in dietary at St. Mary’s Hospital. Mary also worked at Highland and Scott Elementary Schools in the cafeteria for many years. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. Mary was a book enthusiast and frequented Central Library. She loved reading mysteries and biographies and would read up to five books a week.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Karen (Gerald) Osman of Princeton, Beverly (James) Lyle of Mandaville, Lousiana; grandchildren, Peter (Lisa) Lyle, Scott (Sherry) Lyle, Megan Lyle; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Ariana, Audrey and Emma Lyle.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Kraft Ph.D.; her parents; a daughter, Sharon Kraft; and siblings, Lorraine Maas, Elsie Clemens, Babs Bartek, Steve Bartek and Bill Bartek all of Texas.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711 with Pastor, Jerry Wibert officiating. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. at Browning Funeral Home on Saturday to go to the cemetery for a graveside committal service.

Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until service time on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Browning Funeral Home.

Mary (Bartex) Kraft