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Friday, May 7, 2021

Obituary - June Cramer

Ina June Cramer was born at her family home in rural Garden City, Missouri on September 10, 1933 to Ivan and Lucy Sisk. June was the eldest of three children. Her siblings’ names were Iva Jean and Vern Edgar.

June attended Pumpkin Green country school and then graduated as salutatorian from Garden City High School in 1951. She stayed close with many of her classmates, especially the “Big Five" that included June, Nita Leslie, Charlene Ward, Carolyn Cavanaugh, and Jody Chisler. They remained lifelong friends and often gathered together at school reunions.

June married Edward Cramer on June 2, 1951. They had three children, Charmen Deanne, Scott Sisk, and a daughter lost in birth.

June worked at the Garment Factory in Garden City during high school and after her marriage while Ed was serving in the Korean War. While raising her children, she provided childcare in her home for many teachers and friends. June then went to work for the city of Garden City as City Clerk in 1972 and worked there until her retirement in 2004.

As City Clerk, June prepared and secured several grants that enabled the construction and completion of the present day Community Building, the Community Development Block grants that funded the improvement of various citizens’ homes in Garden City, and the Park grant that built the park pavilion in Garden City.

June and Ed were very involved in the community. They were lifelong members of the First Christian Church of Garden City where she taught Sunday school. June was a founding member of the Garden City Optimist Club as well as a member of the Merry Modern Mother’s Extension Club. June was active in the writing of the Garden City history book, the first Garden City Fall Festival, and the Bicentennial celebration. She served on the pastor appreciation committee, as a 4-H leader, on the community board, and as a room mother.

June enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing all types of card games, and time with family.

Besides her parents, June was preceded in death by her sister, brother, and her infant daughter.

June is survived by her husband of 69 years, Ed Cramer; her children, Charmen and Scott; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; other relatives, and many friends. She was a woman with many “best” friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the First Christian Church, in Garden City, Missouri, followed by the burial in the Garden City Cemetery, in Garden City, Missouri.

Family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Garden City First Christian Church Memorial Fund.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City, Missouri.