OBITUARY

Raymond E. Cramer

May 14, 1935January 19, 2019
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Raymond E. Cramer, 83, of Greensburg passed away on January 19, 2019. He was born on May 14, 1935 in Decatur County, the son of Edward and Esther Meyer Cramer. Raymond was a 1955 graduate of New Point High School. He served in the United States Army. Ray was very proud to serve his country during the Cold War while he was stationed in Germany. Raymond was a member of the Sandcreek Baptist Church, American Legion Post 129, Eagles, Elks Lodge, Indiana Nursery & Landscaping Association, and the Power of the Past Association. Raymond was the owner of Cramer’s Nursery in Greensburg. He enjoyed boating, antique machinery, and being with friends and family. Survivors include: companion, Annelore “Lori” Phillips; stepchildren, Anne Beagle, Mary Anne (Ron) Kennedy, Joseph Phillips, and Lori Anne (Quinn) Chada; step grandchildren, Paul Beagle, Nicholas Beagle, Edward Beagle, Christopher Bishop, and Nicole Kennedy; 5 great stepgrandchildren; 9 nephews and nieces; and very special friends Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Voland, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Muckerheide, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ison. He was preceded in death by: his parents; stepdaughter, Linda Bishop; stepson, Phil G. Beagle; brother, Dale H. Cramer; sisters, Alma I. Budd and Ethel J. Barnes-Bardsley. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 am also at the funeral home. Rev. Harold Carter will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sandcreek Baptist Church or to the American Legion Post 129. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Edward Cramer, Father
  • Esther Cramer, Mother
  • Annelore "Lori" Philllips, Companion
  • Anne Beagle, Stepdaughter
  • Mary Anne (Ron) Kennedy, Stepdaughter
  • Joseph Phillips, Stepson
  • Lori Anne (Quinn) Chada, Stepdaughter
  • Linda Bishop, Stepdaughter
  • Phil Beagle, Stepson
  • Paul Beagle, Step Grandson
  • Nicholas Beagle, Step Grandson
  • Edward Beagle, Step Grandson
  • Christopher Bishop, Step Grandson
  • Nicole Kennedy, Step Granddaughter
  • Dale H. Cramer, Brother
  • Alma I. Budd, Sister
  • Ethel J. Barnes-Bardsley, Sister
  • 5 Great Stepgrandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shane Budd, Pallbearer
  • Korey Budd, Pallbearer
  • Gary Muckerheide, Pallbearer
  • Paul Beagle, Pallbearer
  • Nick Beagle, Pallbearer
  • Edie Beagle, Pallbearer
  • Don Budd, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eddy Budd, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevin Barnes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ron Kennedy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Quinn Chada, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Funeral Friday, January 25, 2019
REMEMBERING

Raymond E. Cramer

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WALTER BATE

January 22, 2019

I will always remember Raymond as the older, then bachelor, cousin whom I thought was just the coolest guy around. Soldier, great cars, playing Euchre, fishing, great Cramer humor, which meant good hearted ribbing of us youngsters. One summer he hired Don and me to pull nails out of lumber he wanted to reuse. We decide we weren’t being paid enough, so made a plea for a raise. Raymond refused, pointing out that’s we were being paid exactly what we had bargained for. Though disappointed, I really couldn’t argue with that logic, so we decided to forego the strike! Great memories of Ray from 50+ years ago.

Walter Bate , son of Norma Cramer Bate.

Robin Scheidler

January 21, 2019

When my Uncle Ray served in the war, he purchased a beautiful "blingy" evening purse for me in Paris, France! I was so little that I didn't even know about it until later in life! Isn't that sweet? I am so thrilled for the great reunion that is happening in heaven now. How my Mom, Aunt, Uncle, and Grandparents must be rejoicing to be totally whole and together. WOW! With loving thoughts and prayers, Robin

Ann Beagle

January 21, 2019

Ray Cramer, my Daddy Ray, was the nicest man I've ever known. He was so good and so giving and so loving to me and my brother, Phil. He was the most happy, giving, genuine soul. I remember him as a man who would do pretty much anything for someone if he could. He took us camping and boating and threw us up in the air in the water just to watch us laugh and boy did we laugh together! I know true love because of him and Uncle Dale and Aunt Nadine and Uncle Cedric and Aunt Ethel and Uncle Delbert and Aunt Alma and cousins Eddie and Kevin. I feel so blessed to have had Ray and his family to help to shape my childhood and adolescence and ultimately adulthood.
We loved each other and I will always treasure him. I also treasure the memories,and the lessons that I learned from him. He is in my heart and I am so grateful for his love.
Rest in peace, sweet Daddy Ray. I hope you're having a party in heaven with your peeps.

Shari Phillips

January 21, 2019

He was always so kind to me. From the first time I met him he always had a smile and a genuine how are you? Prayers to all of his family and friends

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