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Raymond E. Cranmer

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 4:22 pm

Raymond E. Cranmer, 82 of Sturgeon passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at the Sturgeon Baptist Church with burial to follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Sturgeon.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at the Sturgeon Baptist Church in Sturgeon.

Raymond was born on April 25, 1940 in Chillicothe, MO, the son of Grace Allen and Mary Opal (Gash) Cranmer.

Raymond served his county in the United States Air Force.

On September 8, 1970, in Miami, OK, Ray married Mary Groves and she survives of the home.

Along with his wife, Mary, Ray is survived by his daughters, Traci Cranmer (Bryan Palliser) of Sturgeon, Christina Ridgeway (Don) of Sturgeon; grandchildren, Josten Foster (Reade Keene), Kylee Kruse (John), Tristyn Foster (Josh Grisham), Krystal Ridgeway (Dustin Jacobson), Kristen Ridgeway, Makenna Ridgeway, Tyler Allen Ridgeway; great-grandchildren, Martha Ann, Loralai, Wrynley, Myra, McGuire; brother, Sherman Cranmer (Sandi); sister, Helen Cranmer; nephew, Erik Cranmer (Melissa Bradley); many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Mary Ellen Bevins, Richard Cranmer, Ronnie Cranmer, and his mother-in-law, Martha Groves.

Ray was a member of the Sturgeon Baptist Church. Ray welcomed the Lord into his life completely in 1997 when he was baptized.

Ray was an avid woodworker, there are many items in the Sturgeon Baptist church that he made.

He enjoyed barbecuing, visiting with people, and having beer on Friday nights in his shop.

Ray would go to Wal-Mart with Mary, sit on the benches and talk to anyone he could, he truly liked meeting people, he never knew a stranger. He would help anyone he could and was a devoted family man and was very dedicated to his church. Ray most of all loved his family, spending time with his grandkids, and great-grandchildren was special to him. He was a loving soul that cared for all he knew, and would brighten up any room he was in.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Sturgeon Baptist Church and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home 104 S. Collier Centralia, MO 65240.

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