Mark A. Cramer

MOUND VALLEY — Mark A. Cramer, 65, of Mound Valley passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in rural Mound Valley.

On Aug. 13, 1954, Mark Allen Cramer was born to Charles Andrew and Golda May (Meier) Cramer in Parsons. Mark grew up and attended school in Mound Valley and graduated from Labette County High School in 1972. 

Mark was a farmer who worked on the Bussman Farm and Hinkle Farm for many years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed growing a garden.

He and Rhonda R. Ralston were married on Oct. 28, 1977, in Mound Valley. The couple later divorced.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Jennifer Martin of the home; a son, Wayne Cramer and his companion, Tara Cervantes, of Parsons; two granddaughters, Braylee and Brynna Cramer of Parsons; and three brothers, Mike “Catfish” Cramer and his companion, Karen, of Mound Valley, Russell Cramer and his wife, Ruthie, of Boonville, Missouri, and Cody Cramer and his wife, Marge, of Mound Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charla Seager.

There will be a celebration of life from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mound Valley Community Center. Burial of his cremains will follow at Mound Valley Cemetery. Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons, is in charge of arrangements.

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