Phyllis Mae Kramer, 84, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at a healthcare facility in Arlington, Texas.
She was born September 7, 1929 to Clayton and Violet (Bettis) Fuston in St. Joseph, Missouri. Excelling in academics, she graduated high school early at the age of 16, and then went on to earn an Associate’s degree in Business.
She married Claude Edward Kramer in 1951. The union produced two children, Brad and Claudia. She was a devoted wife and mother. During their 33 year marriage, they lived in other states such as Kansas, New York, and Mississippi, finally settling in Texas in 1973.
Phyllis worked in clothing retail for thirty years. She was employed by Watson’s and Dillard’s Department Stores in Arlington, Texas, where she received many sales awards.
An avid bowler during the 1960’s, she was proud of being a member of the 200 Club. She also bred Boxer puppies for show and was associated with the American Kennel Club. The consummate Dallas Cowboys fan, she was always prepared with her official Cowboys jersey, ear rings and necklace, while clutching her Cowboys sock monkey “Starla”
Mrs. Kramer was preceded in death by her husband Claude in 1984; her parents; and her sisters and brother-in-laws Jim & Margaret Cobb and Gordon & Charlotte Lemar.
Survivors: beloved long-time companion, John Hix; daughter, Claudia Kramer (Terry Samford), Sachse, Texas; son, Brad Kramer (Lisa), Overland Park, Kansas; grandson, Daniel Samford; two granddaughters, Missy Tomkiewicz (Mike), Shawnee, Kansas and Shanna Beltz (Shawn), Kansas City, Missouri; brothers, Ron Fuston (Judy) and Garold Fuston (Doris); four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.
Services: 12:00 Noon Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service, followed by a chapel service. For those wishing to make a contribution in lieu of flowers, the family requests they be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.