Patricia Ann Cramer, 63, of Buchanan

Published 4:13pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nov. 19, 1950 — Nov. 21, 2013

Patricia Ann Cramer, age 63 years of Buchanan, Michigan died at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Lakeland Community Hospital in Niles following a brief illness.

Pat’s family is grateful for the special care provided by Lakeland, and by Hospice at Home.

She was born on November 19, 1950 in Niles to George and Barbara (Frucci) Bigsby.

She was graduated from Niles High School in 1969, and lived in Niles until moving to Buchanan in 1995.

She was employed for twenty-five years as a manager of the former Niles Kmart store.

Pat was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Buchanan.

She enjoyed gardening both vegetables and flowers, and cooking in the Italian traditions.

On August 7, 1999 at First Methodist Church she married Donald Cramer, who preceded her in death on June 7, 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and by a step-son, Jerry Woods on January 1, 1997 and a step-daughter, Roxanne Wood on February 20, 1987.

Surviving family includes her son, Brad (& Melanie) Woods of Niles; step-children Bruce Woods, Rick (& Pam) Woods, and Janet (& Rob) Wood, all of Niles; grandchildren Victoria Woods, Allison Woods, Hannah Walker, and Holly Walker; and Pat’s sister, Mary (& Jack) Coleman of Niles and brothers Bob (& Cindi) Bigsby of Lakeville, Indiana and Dean (& Teri) Bigsby of Niles; and many nieces and nephews.

The family of Pat Cramer will gather privately to honor her memory.

Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan.

Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085.

Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.

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