Laura Elizabeth Cramer, 97, of Hartsburg, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born March 5, 1920, in Osage County, Missouri, near Chamois. Laura was the youngest daughter of the late Charles J. and Martha (McKinney) Rau. On August 18, 1938, Laura was united in marriage to Leslie Cramer, who preceded her in death in July 1992.

       Laura Cramer 1938-2017

Laura is survived by a son: Dennis Alan Cramer (wife Barbara) of Hallsville; a grandson: Darrin Alan Cramer of Holts Summit; a granddaughter: Kelly Michele Cramer of Fulton; and great-grandson: Douglas Alan Cramer of Jefferson City; one great-granddaughter: Casey Lynn Cramer of Fulton; two step-grandchildren: Tim and Brian Edwards and their families.

Laura’s extended family includes Patsy Cramer of Ashland and her son: Jerry Bowman of Ashland; her daughter: Connie Roscoe of Youngstown, Florida; and her daughter and special caretaker: Vicki Bowman of Hartsburg, and their families.

Memorial Services will be held at Solid Rock Family Church in Jefferson City at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Charity of the Donors Choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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