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In Loving Memory

Kramme, Della Marie

March 16, 1924 - October 23, 2023

Kramme, Della Marie (nee Koechig), 99, passed away on October 23, 2023. She was prededed in death by her late husband of 70 years, Vernon W. Kramme. She is survived by four children; Lora Jean (Ken) Eckert, Vicki Sue (Steve) Carpenter, David Arthur (Dorothea) Kramme and Jana Marie Kramme; six grandchildren: Matthew and Justin Dixon, Rachell Dieckhaus and Courtney, Kaitlyn and Rachel Kramme; five great-grandchildren; sister Meta Siemers and may other nieces and nephews, godchildren, family members and friends.

She was an educator and shared her knowledge with too many students to count over her 39 years of teaching.

She devoted herself to her family and friends. She loved sewing and cooking for her family. But most of all she loved her flower garden and those who shared her hobby.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Imperial for over 60 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 6610 Saint Lukes Church Road, Imperial, MO 63052  on Saturday, November 11, from 9:30 am until time of Memorial Service at 10:30 am. with a luncheon to follow in the Fellowship Hall at St. Lukes United Church of Christ.

A private interment at Shepherd Hills Cemetery to take place at a later date.

A Kutis South County Chapel Service.


10 thoughts on “Kramme, Della Marie”

  1. Mrs Kramme has been a constant in my life, my entire life. Her steadfastness, her kindness, hospitality and humor were treasured gifts. Wishing her peace on her journey. If it’s not too much I would be most grateful if she could still keep a lookout for us from her new, and even better, vantage point. Sending my thoughts, deepest sympathy, love and prayers to Jana, David, Vicky, Lara and family. Mrs. Kramme, you are loved and you are missed!

  2. Della was my mentor as I began my teaching career and very quickly became my friend. There were many things I admired about her such as her love of family, patience in teaching, her work ethic, and her giving nature with everyone around her. She loved to share her Day Lillies with friends and I suspect we will smile and think of her when they bloom.

    My thoughts and prayers to her family. She made us better people and will be missed by many.

    • Sandy,

      Mom thought of you often and was very appreciative of your friendship. She loved hearing from you and was always concerned about your family.

  3. I was very sorry to hear this. I was just looking through pictures this week and found a packet she had sent. She and Mr. Kramme had a profound effect on my life.

  4. Paula, you were on my list to reach out and contact. Tried calling Vince but the number mom had is disconnected. Would you let Vince and Ted know. Mom loved hearing from you and being part of your life. You are remembered fondly. Hope you can join us for her memorial service.

  5. I knew Mrs. Kramme as Jana’s mom for several years before also having her as my home economics teacher in high school. I remember her as always being positive, cheerful, and welcoming. I remember that her flower and vegetable gardens were impressive!


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