Karen P. Cramer

May 3, 1947 - October 23, 2021
Karen P. Cramer

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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  • October 30, 2021
    Joan Schock says:
    So sorry to hear of Karen's untimely death. She was a beautiful woman, kind and caring. We enjoyed both Karen and Mike at our many Gulf/Chevron reunions. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • October 30, 2021
    Donna Marx George says:
    Always looked forward to seeing Karen at any of our company functions. She consistently had some fun or something interesting going on in her life. So sorry to hear about her untimely death.

  • November 01, 2021
    Ed Speno says:
    Karen, Mike and their family are in our thoughts and prayers. The family of Marty & Ed Speno

  • November 02, 2021
    Nancy Tucker says:
    So sorry to hear about Karen's passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. Heaven has another beautiful angel.

  • November 02, 2021
    Carla, Kevin and Brendan Dougherty says:
    Karen was always so kind to all of Meredith and Phillip's friends. I was no exception. I will remember her with love and affection. Sending love and positive thoughts to all Karen left behind especially her children, grand children and loving husband Mike.