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Emma L. Kraeer

December 4, 1920 December 12, 2018
Emma L.  Kraeer
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Obituary for Emma L. Kraeer

Emma Lois Fenimore Kraeer passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018, at Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg, PA, where she celebrated her 98th birthday on December 4th. She was born in Canonsburg, the daughter of Melvin C. Fenimore and Emma Lewis Fenimore, the last of her immediate family that included brothers Melvin (Bud) and Earl and sisters Angie and Jane, and could trace her American heritage to the late 1600s.

She graduated from Peters Township High School and a few years later married Howard J. Kraeer on October 20, 1941. Together, they reared four boys while living on, and operating, a farm near Claysville, a special time that created cherished memories not only for their family but for all those who visited and spent weekends and summer vacations there. During their marriage, they also lived in Washington, Malvern, PA, Metairie, LA, and Frankford, DE.

Upon moving to Washington in the late 1950s, she attended Penn Commercial College, studying bookkeeping and accounting, thus commencing a business career that lasted well into her 70s. No matter where they resided, she always was active in church and volunteer organizations, along with being a foster "grandmother". She enjoyed square dancing and playing cards with the numerous friends acquired during her lifetime. In her later years, she enjoyed word search and computer games, as well.

She leaves behind three sons, Howard Wayne and wife RoseMarie, of Avella, Donald Robert and long-time partner and family friend Allen Wapperer, of St. Cloud, FL, and Richard Lee of Washington, four grandchildren, Cathy Lynn Kraeer of Ft. Myers, FL, Susan Marie (Jesse) Fox of Mt. Morris, PA, David Wayne (Tammy) Kraeer of Burgettstown, PA, and Donald Lee Kraeer of Washington, five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Samantha, and Emily Kraeer and Katherine and Daniel Fox, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, son William Ted, and daughter-in-law Karen Marie Kraeer.

During her final months, she was lovingly cared for by the admirable staff of the dementia unit at Townview.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests planting a tree in her memory or donations to the charity of one's choice.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm, the time of the service, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., 18 Campbell St. Avella, PA. Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory, PA.

Condolences may be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

19

Dec

11:00 AM 12/19/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.
18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65 Avella 15312 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

19

Dec

1:00 PM 12/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.
18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65 Avella 15312 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Prospect Cemetery Final Resting Place

199 Main Street
PO Box 397
Hickory, PA 15340

199 Main Street Hickory 15340 PA
United States
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