Kramer nee Singleton, Barbara Mae

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM

Service Location:
Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Alzheimer's Association of the American Kidney Foundation


Barbara Mae Kramer of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Union, MO, on August 30, 2019, having reached the age of eighty-five years, nine months and two days. Barbara was born in Clayton, MO, on November 28, 1933, daughter of Wray L. Singleton and Fannie Singleton nee Paul. On June 18, 1955, she was united in marriage to Francis Bija Kramer and five children came to bless this union.

Barbara is survived by her children, Larry Kramer and wife Collene, of Arlington, TX, Robert Kramer and wife, Sonja Rongstock, of Oakland, CA, Eddie Kramer and fiancée, Alicia Carney, of Villa Ridge, MO, Shari Hemker and husband, Roger, of St. Clair, MO, and Thomas Kramer and wife, Janice, of Washington, MO; by one sister, Virginia McDaniel, of Festus, MO; by twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Wray and Fannie Singleton; by her husband, Francis Kramer; by her granddaughter, Heather Hemker; by her great-grandson, Zane Hemker; by five brothers, William, Maurice, Winfred, John and Vernon Singleton, and by three sisters, Ethel Wimer, Mary Koss and Pauline Barnhart.

Barbara was a Christian and member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. During her working years, she drove a school bus for many years. She had also worked as a dialysis technician in St. Louis, MO and then as a grill cook at Wal-Mart. Barbara loved people and had enjoyed interacting with the children she drove and the folks she met through her work. She was an avid Cardinals Baseball fan and enjoyed going to the games and later watching them on television. Baking and cooking were favorite hobbies, especially when her family was gathered around her table. She was never idle and enjoyed doing crochet and was an avid reader. The time spent with her family filled her heart with joy.

A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Parkway Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. John Dover and the Rev. Andy Barnett officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Kidney Foundation. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.