Mary Claire Barker Croal, 63

Mary Claire Barker Croal, 63, of Purcellville, Va., died at Loudoun Hospital Center on Friday, April 28, 2006. She was a member of the National Organization for Women and the Loudon County Democratic Party.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Croal; two daughters, Lori Bennett and Teri Abrahams; sister Sue Maday; five grandchildren, and four nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Barker.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Old Waterford School located on High Street in Waterford, Va.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Loudon Abused Women’s Shelter, 105 Market Street, Leesburg, VA, 20176.