Jimmie Kraft

Funeral services for Jimmie L. Kraft, 89, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS.   Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paola Cemetery in Paola, KS.  She died on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

She was born on January 21, 1922 in Strawn, TX, the daughter of Thomas A. & Bertie J. Stuart Utley. She had formerly lived with her family in Salina, KS, Wichita, KS, and Paola, KS, before moving to Lawrence in 1981.

Jimmie Kraft was a homemaker. Earlier in her life, she was a beautician.

She married Wallace E. Kraft, Sr. on May 7, 1943 in Strawn, TX.  He survives in their home.

Other survivors include six sons; Dr. Wallace E. (wife Jeannie) Kraft, of Paris, TX, Phillip T. Kraft, of Lawrence, KS, Dr. James N. (wife, Christine) Kraft, of Lawrence, KS, John C. (wife Robin) Kraft, of Wichita, KS,  David H. (wife Yu Hong) Kraft, of Issaquah, WA), and Jeffrey A. Kraft, of Los Angeles, CA, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren

The family will greet friends from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


5 Condolences

  1. dUe5A on March 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest condolences to John, his brothers and all of the Kraft family! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

    Mick & Lynette Tranbarger

  2. Joy Franklin on March 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

    John and family, what a beautiful life to celebrate. My thoughts, prayers and love to you all. Joy Franklin

  3. Therese Harre on March 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    John and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the sad news of the loss of your dear Mother. May this time with family and friends comfort you and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Therese

  4. The Bob Moore Family on March 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our family sends it thoughts and condolences to the entire Kraft Family!!

    Bob adds, “there will never be another person that could make fudge like her!”

  5. Tom, Georgia and "Beatle" Gilman on March 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

    David and Jeff,
    Please accept our sympathy on the death of one fabulous and very kind lady. She touched many lives in a positive way, and she will certainly be missed.

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