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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  • November 03, 2021
    Bill &Sally STEELMAN says:
    Mike, so sorry to hear about Karen

  • November 03, 2021
    Bill & Sally Steelman says:
    Mike, so sorry to hear about Karen

  • November 03, 2021
    Jan & Russ Rath lit a candle:
    Lit since November 3, 2021 at 11:33:56 PM

  • November 08, 2021
    Al and Barbara Cruz says:
    Very sorry to hear that Karen was taken away so suddenly. May she rest in peace. Please accept our sincerest condolences and prayers, and may the wonderful memories you have of her help you deal with your grief. God bless you and your family.

  • November 16, 2021
    Tom and Judy Skinner says:
    To all of Karen's family, We are so sorry about Karen's passing. Our family has so many wonderful memories which will be remembered forever. May God's blessings be abundant as her family carries on and she rests in peace. Much love from Tom, Judy and all the Skinner Family