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1908 Mildred 2001

Mildred Cramer

July 7, 1908 — September 10, 2001

Mildred Cramer, a lifetime area resident, living on Lilac Rd., for 44 years, then in Garden Courts East and the last year at Miller’s Merry Manor, 600 Oakhill Ave., died of natural causes at the Manor at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001. Mildred was 93 years old. She was born in Linkville, Indiana on July 7, 1908, the daughter of Elmer E. and Estella A. Michael Reese. She attended Shiloh and Linkville schools. On March 12, 1927, in Plymouth, Mildred and Charles D. Cramer were married. Charles died on March 18, 1979. A homemaker, Mildred assisted her husband on the farm. She also worked in the LaPaz school cafeteria for 15 years. She loved cooking and was known for her fantastic pies. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, canning and gardening. Family reunion dinners were prime times for her and her husband. An active member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church she was a member of the Helpful Hour and a former Sunday School teacher. Mildred is survived by three sons. They and their wives are: Kenneth D. and Margaret Cramer, Glendale, Arizona and Ross L. and Marilyn Cramer and C. Larry and Patricia A. Cramer, all of Plymouth. Fifteen grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, together with two sisters-in-law, Lois Guard, Bremen and Dorothy Reese, Plymouth, several nieces and nephews, also survive. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, three brothers, David, Noble and Raymond Reese and four sisters: Vera Marks, Lula Marks, Marie Winrotte and Ruth Baumgartner. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, and for one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Friday. Funeral services on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, will be at 11 a.m. in the Plymouth Wesleyan Church. A grandson, Rev. Mike Cramer, pastor of the New Life Baptist Church, Mishawaka, and Pastor Bob Vardaman, the seniors pastor of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts in Mildred’s memory may be made to the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.
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