Elizabeth “Betty” S. Kramer
September 27, 1919 - February 10, 2013
Elizabeth S. "Betty" Kramer, age 93, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Heisinger Bluffs Care Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on September 27, 1919, in St. Thomas, Mo., the daughter of Louis Gerling and Theresa Schmidt Gerling. She was married on May 20, 1947, in Jefferson City, to Cletus Joseph "Clete" Kramer, who preceded her in death on July 3, 2005. Mrs. Kramer attended St. Thomas School in St. Thomas, Mo. She was employed by Diemler Grocery and CafÈ, P&C Grocery, and Montgomery Ward. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Altar Sodality, a 65 year member of the Daughters of Isabella (Glennon Circle), a member of the Sew n' Sews Quilters, Western Catholic Union, Knights of Columbus Helias Council No. 1054 Ladies Auxiliary, and Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Dan C. Coppin Assembly Ladies Auxiliary. Betty was a stay-at-home mom and was active in both the Boy and Girl Scouts along with her children. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, fishing, playing cards and enjoying her family and friends. Survivors include: three sons, John L. "Jack" Kramer, Jefferson City, Mo.; Roger L. Kramer, St. Louis, Mo.; and Charles J. "Chuck" Kramer and wife Theresa, Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter, Mary Joan Markway and husband Jude, Wardsville, Mo.; seven grandsons, Gabe Markway and wife Cindy, and Levi Markway, both of Wardsville, Mo.; Luke Markway and wife Myrilla of Eugene, Mo.; Ross Kramer and Ryan Kramer of St. Louis, Mo.; Matt Kramer and wife Jessie of Jamestown, Mo.; Sam Kramer of Carbondale, Ill.; one granddaughter, Sarah Kramer of Jefferson City, Mo.; one great-grandson, Bridger Markway of Wardsville, Mo.; and one great-granddaughter, Claire Ann Marie Markway of Eugene, Mo. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Margaret Schenewerk of Columbia, Ill., and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Michael B. Gerling. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory C. Meystrik officiating. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Facility and Maintenance Fund, 216 Broadway Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Helias Foundation, 1106 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65109; Vogelweid Learning Center, 314 West High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Carmelite Monastery, 2201 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109; Samaritan Center, 1310 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; or Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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