Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory

2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR


Phone: 479-855-1611

Barbara Cramer

Bella Vista, AR

1927 - 2012

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Published: January 1, 2013

Barbara Cramer, 85, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Oak Park, Ill., to Reginald F. Perriam and Emelia J. Perriam.

She was raised and educated in Oak Park, Ill. She attended Iowa University in 1945. She was married Aug. 24, 1946, and they lived in Iowa City, Webster City, Des Moines and Fort Dodge until 1950. They lived in Audubon, Iowa, and on Jan. 1, 1985, they retired to Bella Vista. She became a volunteer at Helping Hands and the Bella Vista Bluebird Society. Barbara was an avid golfer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Elaine Gaylor.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Cramer of Bella Vista, Ark.; one son, Bradley Dean Cramer of Kansas, Okla.; one daughter, Cynthia Jo Gage of Longmont, Colo.; two nieces; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials suggested to Helping Hands, Bentonville, Ark.

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