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July 2, 2014

Evelyn Mae Hesser Kraemer

Evelyn Mae Hesser Kraemer, 89, formerly of Stillwater, died June 27, 2014, in The Village, Fla. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, at the Glencoe Cemetery South, Glencoe, Okla. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn was born on Feb. 12, 1925, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Isaac (Ike) Hesser and Marie Prater. She was a long-time resident of Wichita Falls and Plano, Texas. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and Bible study.

Evelyn went to Eureka grade school and later Perry schools, graduating from Perry High School. She went on to Oklahoma State University, then known as Oklahoma A&M. She worked for the school of engineering as a secretary. She married Forrest Kraemer on Jan. 25, 1946, in Stillwater and later moved around for the oil fields while their children were young until they located in Wichita Falls, Texas. They were together for 46 years until his death. Evelyn was a social worker for the elderly and did volunteer work for the hospice in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was also the longest breast cancer survivor of 54 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Isaac (Ike) and Marie Hesser; and husband, Forrest Kraemer.

She is survived by her brothers, Bob and Donald Hesser; children, Susan Walters, Karen Bradley, and James Kraemer (Sherry); grandchildren, David, Michael, and Stephen Walters, and Timothy and John Kraemer; and great-grandchildren; Eliza Jane and Bridget Kraemer.

Donations in her memory may be made to the hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76310.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

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