McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO


Thomas J. Kramer

January 18, 1947March 11, 2020


Thomas James Kramer

Thomas James Kramer passed away on March 11, 2020 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park. He was born January 18th, 1947 to John and Rita (Carney) Kramer in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tom attended St. Peter’s grade school, Rockhurst High School and the University of Kansas. He owned Tool Crib Supplies, an industrial distribution shop, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was an avid sports fan, loved to travel and enjoyed spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Blue Hills Country Club.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rita Beggs and his father-in-law Edward Anderman. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 50 years, Mary, his daughter Kristi (Billy) Morris and his son Tommy (Missy) Kramer and five grandchildren, Jackson, Ashley, Danny Morris, and Beau and Dylan Kramer. He also leaves his brother John (Kristi) Kramer, mother-in-law Dorothy Anderman, brother-in-law Mark Beggs, sister-in-law Margie (Bill) Springer, nieces and a nephew. The family would like to thank the staff of Garden Terrace for their excellent care of Tom in this past year. Due to the Coronavirus there will not be a visitation. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the Sandtrap, Blue Ridge and Holmes. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kansas City Autism Training Center (KCATC.org) would be appreciated.


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Thomas J. Kramer

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patty attwood

March 19, 2020

Dear Kramer family, You may not remember me, but I will always remember my special connection with your family. When Tommy Jr. was in sixth grade, I was his teacher. My name is Patty Attwood, and I appreciated and respected this young man who became a role model for the other students in my class. His smile, personality, and effortless diligence was a true blessing to me during that year at Prairie. It was my honor to be a part of his life and to share with your family through conferences and school events. In fact, our 35 year old son is named TJ after that special young man. I kept up with Tommy's later years with newspaper clippings, and I have continued to pray for him and his family. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you during this time. Patty Attwood cattwood@everestkc.net

Mary Beth Fleming

March 18, 2020

My heart breaks for all of you and hope you will find joy in your memories. I only have wonderful memories of Tom and am pleased to have known him. Hugs and love to all. Mary Beth

Helen Van Hecke

March 16, 2020

Mary and family, my thoughts and condolences are with you. Many good memories of Tom and your family. May all those special times make you smile and know he’s in a better place.
Helen Euston VanHecke