Claudia Craig

Claudia “Cocoa” Emeline Craig, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many, 64, of Columbia entered into eternal rest November 28, 2008 at Boone Hospital Center.  Claudia was born January 24, 1944 in Chicago, IL to the late Charles and Virginia (Murphy) Bloomfield.  Per her wishes cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date in Illinois.  She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Washington of Columbia and Christina Gabriel of Kansas City, MO, a son Mark Forrest of Ocala, FL, her grandchildren Ronnie, Ryan, Christian, Julian and Jamie, her great-grandchildren Colin, Brooklyn, Kenyan, Sincere and DaJon as well as her two cats Fudgey and Mutter.  Claudia was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Quincy and owned and operated Bloomfield’s Jewelry in Quincy for over 20 years.  She was a gourmet cook, loved to travel and was an antique dealer and collector her entire life.  She also owned and operated Cocoa’s Cabin in Rocheport, MO for five years.  Memorials are requested to help offset expenses and may be sent to Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 1114 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201.


  1. Mary Beza on December 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Our prayers are with the family. May God comfort you and keep you in His care.

  2. Mary Ann Davenport on December 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I have benefitted from Claudia’s love of cooking. Personally and through her daughter, Cynthia.
    She was a very special and interesting lady.
    God Bless and comfort all of you.

  3. June Bradshaw on December 3, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Chris and Cindy,
    Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

  4. fayla malone on December 6, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your mother. She was a friend of my mothers and I had talked to her over the phone when she was told about her cancer. My prayers are with her family.

  5. Denise on December 8, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Cynthia & Family, I am so sorry for you loss. Thinking and praying for you.


  6. Ellie Bono on December 9, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of mourning.

  7. Eric Krekel on December 9, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Chris,I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You’re in my thooughts.

  8. Jennifer Nauss on December 9, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Chris, your mother sounds like she had so many talents and interests in life–and all those wonderful grandchildren. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. Kristy L on December 11, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Chris and Cindy,
    Your whole family continues to be in my prayers. I wish I could have met your mother because she sounds like a very interesting, vibrant person. May you be comforted in your loss.

  10. evelyn skeen on December 16, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Sorry for your loss,Coco was a good friend and thoughtful person.

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