Obituary: Bill Eugene Kramer

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Bill Eugene Kramer, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died at his home Sunday June 4, 2017. He was born December 2, 1929, in Fort Scott, the son of James F. Kramer and Mamie Taiclet Kramer.

He married Norma Joyce Madison on September 30, 1954, in Fort Scott. He joined the United States Army in 1951 and was a Paratrooper. He worked for 17 years as a bus driver for the Fort Scott school district. Bill enjoyed listening to country music and raccoon hunting with friends and grandchildren. He was a sports fan and loved watching his kids and later his grandchildren play sports.

Survivors include his wife, Norma of the home; three children, Mike Kramer and wife, Patty, Larry Kramer and wife, Grace, and Dolores Pruitt and husband, Jim, all of Fort Scott; eight grandchildren B.J. Pruitt and wife, Kayla of Arma, Kan., Brett Kramer and wife, Erica of Fort Scott, Jake Kramer of Fort Scott, Megan Crosier and husband, Clint of Memphis Tennessee, Cole Pruitt and wife, Jaclyn of Atchison, Kan., Cody Kramer of Fort Scott, Patricia Kramer of Fayetteville, Ark., and Michael Kramer of Fort Scott; three great grandkids, Easton, Mason, and Rhett Pruitt; a sister Mary Lou Marberry; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Jim Kramer, Charlie Kramer, Les Kramer, Bob Greene, and John Kramer, two sisters, Dorene Murrell, and May.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017. Burial will follow at the U.S. National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 V.F.W. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorial are suggested to Mercy Hospice may be sent to the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., P. O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS. 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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