Eva Louise Cramer

Funeral services for Eva Louise Cramer, 89, Lawrence, will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Private family burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Eva passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at LMH Health in Lawrence, KS.

Eva was born November 5, 1930 in Bristow, OK, the daughter of Grace Gwynn Hickam Hines (née Freeman) and stepdaughter of Robert Irle Hines.

She married Clyde Daniel Cramer on May 18, 1952 in Nortonville, KS, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1994.

Eva enjoyed spending time with her family and her Beta Sigma Phi friends during retirement for several years before her passing. Prior to her retirement, Eva worked as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, a financial bookkeeper and auditor, a homemaker, an employee of Weaver’s department store, and an employee of Dillon’s grocery. Regardless of her employment, her primary vocation in life was to support and love her family.

Survivors include her children; Cynthia (Steve) Hornberger, Karen Ashley, Steve (Caroline) Cramer, Catherine (Gene) Demers, Beth (John Boyd) Cramer, David (Jennifer Bailey) Cramer, sixteen grandchildren: Ryan, Jeff, Daniel, Sarah, Andrew, Katie, Sam, Grace, Erik, Adam, Ben, Aaron, Jayna, Sashi, Ian, and Emma, and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Everett Hickam, sisters, Marian McCorkill and Caroline Gordon, son-in-law, Charles “Butch” Ashley, and granddaughter, Anna Louise Ashley. Eva was the last of her generation within our family, and we celebrate that she is now joyfully reunited with many loved ones.

The family will greet friends on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Honoring Eva’s lifelong love of reading, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Public Library and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

10 Condolences

  1. Cheri Ragland Ezell on January 13, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss….Hugs and prayers to you all during this difficult time????❤????❤

  2. Vern Newman on January 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Sorry for your loss you lived a few blocks away and your dad owned the gas station I knew you guys and your parents all my life so sorry for your loss.

  3. Angela Posch on January 14, 2020 at 6:40 am

    I am sorry to read about Eva. I worked with Eva when she was at Dillons, then in these later years would meet her doing her shopping and would sometimes chat a bit.
    Prayers for Eva and her family.

  4. Verna Froese on January 14, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Eva–one of the Senior Saints from Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. One of my favorite memories was Christmas caroling at her house one year. I give thanks to God for her life and friendship, and pray for comfort for her family.

  5. Judy and Jerry Holland on January 14, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss Karen and family!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!! Judy and Jerry Holland

  6. Dawn Garcia-Brinker on January 15, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Cathy, loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  7. Shirley Dinkel on January 15, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I see Eva in each you – strength, determination, independence, and love of family. I’m so very sorry for your loss and know you carry her in your hearts. The candle glows for you.


  8. Rita Lindsey-Mcgrew on January 19, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I remeber this sweet face at Dillon’s on 6th street…always sweet, and kind. I believe her grandson Aaron went to school with my son at Sunset HillElementary, where I would see her at events there as well.. Wonderful lady.

  9. Linda Folsom Tolbert on January 21, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    To the Cramer Family

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember her well. I know she will be sadly missed.

  10. Jeannette (Brown) Parker on July 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Eva! I use to work with her 1993-1994 at Dillons on 6th street! She was so kind and helpful. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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