Helen Crammer

(Mar 3, 1917 to Feb 14, 2013)

Helen never lacked a sense of determination. It came in part from her mother, and in part from being a member of the “greatest generation”. The morals, values and manners instilled to her she later passed on to her own children. Along with those, fortunately, she passed on some of her great recipes. She was known for everything from her meat pies to her cookies that won a blue ribbon at a county fair. As far back as WWII she used her sugar rations for baking rather than sweetening coffee. Likewise, she had a tireless work ethic. From the days of picking blueberries and raising Black Angus and horses on her farm in Vincentown, to more recently when she remained self-sufficient into her 90s, she rarely needed help with anything. rn Helen is survived by her daughters: Donna Staples of Maine and Helen Willingham (Ed) of Illinois and her son, Richard Crammer (Jane), with whom she lived in Riverside. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, her 7 great-great grandchildren and her daughter-in-law, Helga Crammer. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Crammer, Sr., and her son, Wilbur Crammer, Jr.rn Come celebrate Helen’s 96 wonderful years (Mar. 3, 1917-Feb. 14, 2013) Tuesday from 11 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at 1 PM. Interment at Jr. Mechanics Cemetery, Tabernacle. rn

2 thoughts on “Helen Crammer

  1. Rita Crammer Delgado

    My best memories of grandmom My father Wilbur Crammer was grams oldest son and her oldest child he spent 41 years of his life serving our country because of this gram and pops helped my parents a lot sometimes we were lucky enough to live with them until my parents could find housing. Grams house was always full of people my aunts, uncle, extended family , friends and family pets there was always room at the table for one more. Pops was even known for bringing home strangers on his travels for a home cooked meal. Gram always had plenty and always had the room at the table we just needed the extra chair. You always felt welcomed and part of the family there was no such thing as strangers just new friends . She was the best and I will miss her a lot. Pops could not have picked a better day to bring her home. Valentines day the day for lovers. He was her one and only love and she was his… Good bless you Gram, Pops take good care of her she has earned the rest

  2. Donald Johnson

    Aunt Helen will be surely be missed by all, there was never a dull moment when we use to go over for visits to see Aunt Helen and Uncle Wilbur. I always liked gone over to ride the horses, picking Blue Berrys and gone fishing and just being there and enjoying some of Aunt Helens fine baking and cooking. I as the rest of my family will surely miss her but know she is in good hands and smileing down on all of us God Bless you Aunt helen and God bless your family

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