Edna Elsielee (Luney) Kramer

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Edna Elsielee (Luney) Kramer, age 84, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., departed her life at St. John Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo., at 7:30 p.m., on April 14, 2010.

She was a twin born on Dec. 25, 1925, to Galileo and Lucy (Ames) Luney, the last living sibling, ninth child of 10 children.

Edna graduated from Carl Junction High School and Joplin School of Cosmetology.

She was united in marriage to Richard Kramer on Dec. 1, 1962, by her uncle in Oronogo, Mo., sharing 49 year together. To this marriage two sons, Gene Carter and Gary were reared.

Edna worked as a seamtress in Webb City, Mo., and went to beauty school. She was an advanced seamtress, cook loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren and great-grand children were her pride and joy. She worked for the El Dorado Springs school system in the library and enjoyed all the students. She then accepted a 15-year position at the Nevada State Hospital in the sewing Room mending and repairing clothing. Living in Merriam, Kan., she was the sewing instructor for Lee Wards. Clothing of shirts and dress suits were designed by her for her sons Gene and Gary. Her current projects were beautiful quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love of sewing was always something beautiful assembled.

She was saved and baptized at the age of 16 at the Oronogo Baptist Church. She had moved her membership to Union Hall Baptist Church.

Richard and Edna left Overland Park, Kansas for an early retirement and made El Dorado Springs their home since 1970. New to the community, they became involved with being club leaders for the Cedar Springs 4-H.

They enjoyed gardening their beautiful yard and watching the birds eat from more than 30 feeders. Edna and her twin brother, Edward Luney were always at the senior citizen center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Gary Carter; two infant brothers; six adult sisters and two adult brothers.

Survivors include her husband Richard, of the home; her son Gene Carter and wife, Tommie, of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter-in-law, Margaret Carter of Deerfield, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Dolly Baughman, of Grove Okla., Carlene Kramer, of Kansas City, Mo., Kathryn Roark, of Manhattan, Kan.; brother-in-law, Ed and Wilma Kramer of Carbondale Kan.; five grandchildren, Shannon Cherino and husband Roger, of Crosbyton, Texas, Lynette Smith and husband Edwin, of Albuquerque, N.M., Kristie Carter and partner Amy of Austin, Texas, Kyla Hoffman and husband, Kendal, of Deerfield, Alicia Marsh and husband, Damien, of Overland Park, Kan.; nine great-grandchildren, Jakob Smith, Derek Cherino, Garrett Cherino, Zachary, Nathan, Mikey Kite, Cashton and Carly Hoffman, Gabrielle Marsh and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at Sheldon Funeral Home, in El Dorado Springs, with Everett Smith and Lewis Eslinger officiating. Interment was in Love Cemetery, in El Dorado Springs.

Musical selections were: "Coat Of Many Colors," "Peace In The Valley," by Dolly Parton, and "Angel Band," by Foggy River Boys. Pallbearers were: Jack McCullick, Edwin Smith, Damien Marsh, Sam Eaves, Kendal Hoffman, Billy Sullivan and Brad Shull. Honorary pallbearers were: Leo Thompson Roger Cherino, Jakob Smith, Derek Cherino and Garrett Cherino.

Arrangements were entrusted in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, Mo.