Frances Marie Cramer

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Frances Marie Cramer, 95, of Gardner, KS passed away Sept. 14, 2017. Rosary at 6:00 with Visitation 6:30 to 9:00 pm Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Private family services and burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Frances was born Sept. 20, 1921 in KCMO to Leo J. and Irene L. (Wilson) McCormick. She grew up in Kansas City, MO where she graduated from St. Agnes High School. Francis attended one year at KCMO Jr. College. She married John “Jack” Francis Cramer on Aug. 6, 1942 in San Antonio, TX. After the war they moved to Gardner in 1946. Frances was a homemaker, a dance teacher with a studio in her garage in the 1950’s and a 4-H and Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed quilting and made her last quilt for her great-granddaughter, Frances. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, the Divine Mercy Altar Society and Highland EHU. Frances will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack in 2004 and brothers: Cpt. James McCormick and Judge Lee McCormick. Frances is survived by her children: Mary “Cathy” and husband Bill Flaherty, Ashburn, VA, John F. Cramer, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Baldwin City, KS, Rev. Joseph Cramer, Gardner, KS; Elizabeth and husband Bill Pauly, Laurie, MO and Margaret Cramer, Gardner, KS; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.