Deceased October 23, 2021, Wilmington, NC.
Karen P. Cramer
May 3, 1947 - October 23, 2021
Karen P. Cramer passed away on October 23, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Karen was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 3, 1947. She was the daughter of Robert and Merle Pullin. At an early age, the family relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where she graduated from Rocky River High School and went on to receive a degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky and then joined the faculty at the University’s school of allied health. Karen taught dental hygiene for a number of years before having a successful career as a real estate agent with the firm of Coldwell Banker in Towson, Maryland retiring in 2010.
Karen was an avid reader, often reading 2 or 3 books a week. She enjoyed playing bridge weekly with friends, was a member of two bible study fellowship groups, and attended St.Mark’s Catholic Church. She looked forward to her weekly playdates with her granddaughter Pippa. She was caring, fun, and had a heart of gold and loved by all her friends and neighbors in the Jumpin Run community.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael; son Robert Cramer and daughter Meredith Swicegood; sisters Marcia Bruder and Cheryl Lambert; son-in-law Phillip Swicegood and daughter-in-law Susan Eck; 4 grandchildren, Pippa Swicegood, Max Cramer, Tucker and Hailey Eck.
Karen’s Celebration of Life event will be held at the Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach, N. C. on Sunday, November 21 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
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Joan B Webber
I'm so saddened to hear about Karen and this terrible news. I went to our 50th Reunion with her and she was one of my besties in High School. I do hope her sister survives this accident caused by a drunken driver.
Robert R Beck
I am so sadden by this news: and reminded how fragile life is. I just got home and something like this was not what I expected to see in my emails. We pray that her family can find some peace in spite of this senseless loss.
Jeanne Carol Peebles (Drusendahl)
What a horrific tragedy! We pray for her sister's healing, her family and all who knew her. So happy that her high school classmates of 1965 reconnected with Karen at our 50th reunion. Karen will be missed by all she touched. Jeanne & Bob Drusendahl
Elizabeth Glenda Baumgartner (Damon)
I am greatly saddened by Karen's death. Life is so fragile. I remember spending a lot of time at Karen's house growing up.She had a wonderful family, loving parents, and two sisters. I will pray for Marica and Karen's family during this difficult time. I am also happy that I can time to connect with Karen at our 50th and reminencse about our times growing up in Rocky River.
Suzanne (Penny) DeWitt Watts (Kapp)
I was very saddened to hear about Karen. I have such a clear picture in my head of how she looked in school and it's a nice picture to remember her by. What a senseless way for someone to go, and I wish the best for her family.
Janet Marie Stafford
What sadness. I'm grateful to have spent time with Karen at our 50th. The randomness of life can sometimes be so cruel. I'm praying for Marcia and the family.
Bonnie L Hall (Barber)
What a terrible tragedy. She was a lovely person. My heart aches for her family. Bonnie Barber
David A Kergaard
Terrible to hear the news about Karen. She was always as nice as could be. We all want to extend our lives as long as possible so we can enjoy retirement, kids, grandkids etc. We exercise, visit the doctors, and take supplements all in an effort to live a longer life. Then something no one expects occurs, a young drunk driver takes everything away from you and your family. A tragedy of the worst kind. My prayers and thoughts go out to Karen's family.
Corinne Lynn Isaac (Smith)
Karen was a fun, loving person who I enjoyed spending time with in high school. I am so sorry to learn that she was in a fatal accident. My sincere condolences to her family. What a tragedy!