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James H. Cramer  WWII


January 6, 1922 - March 11, 2017.

James H. Cramer, 95, passed away March 11, 2017, at the Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit, MO, where he had resided for the last seven years. He was born January 6, 1922 in Pilot Grove, MO to James Harmon and Grace May (Dunnavant) Cramer.

James’ family values, work ethic, and military service were signatures of his character. He took pride in his career as the Midwest Credit Manager for an Agricultural-based company and was honored to have served his country during WWII as an Army Tank Gunner in General Patton’s 10th Armored Division. His intelligence was immeasurable and there was nothing he couldn’t do or teach himself to do. He and his wife, Lorraine lived a life full of travel and adventure. They were a constant presence in the lives of their family and friends. Together they created a meaningful and exemplary life that lives on in all that knew and loved them.

James and Lorraine (Sublette) were married on October 16, 1949 in Harrison, AR. She preceded him in death during their 62nd year of marriage. In addition to Lorraine, James was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; a granddaughter; and a great grandson.

James is survived by his three children, Sherry Twyman, Larry Cramer, and Mark Cramer; daughter-in-law, Kathy Cramer; eight grandchildren (and their spouses), Matt (Laura), Emily (Nate), Kelly (David), Brent (Jenny), Sara, Tyler (Madeline), Madison and Melissa; and 11 great grandchildren, Luke, Caleb, Hope, Josh, Nate, Jerome, Jake, Matthew, Haley, Paige, and Beau.

A celebration of life and inurnment of James and Lorraine’s ashes will be planned for a date still being determined by the family. Details about this celebration will be shared by the family. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent directly to Great Lakes Caring (Hospice) at 9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 201, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. Cremation has been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO. Memories of James and condolences to the family may be shared at

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