Bonnie Helen Smith Cramer, 71

Published 11:59 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bonnie Smith Cramer

April 9, 1945 – Dec. 18, 2016

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Bonnie Helen Smith Cramer, 71, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. The wife of Frederick Cramer, she was born April 9, 1945 to the late C. Woodrow and Mary Boomer Smith. As the wife of a pastor, Bonnie Helen has always been very involved in church, whether teaching Sunday school, conducting children’s choir, or playing the piano. To her it was never a job or responsibility; she enjoyed investing her time and energy in the people who surrounded her. Outside of church, Bonnie Helen listened to all sorts of music, read books, and enjoyed crocheting, various types of needlepoint, quilting, and making everyone’s favorite foods. She also had a very special fondness for cardinals…the Lord’s little signal to her that everything was going to be ok.

In addition to her husband of 49 and a half years, Frederick, Bonnie Helen is survived by her sons and daughters; Sean Thomas Cramer, Franklin, TN, Heather Lea Cramer Sontag (Cameron), Wilmore, Tim Cramer, Lexington, and Theresa Cramer Miller (Jeremy), Lexington; sisters, Vicky Rae Smith, Crystal Lake, IL and Carla Gail Smith (Kent Wilbur), Kimberling City, MO; brother, Paul Woodrow Smith (Paula), Spokane Valley, WA; grandchildren, Aidan and Nessa  Sontag, and Braxton and Kylee Miller; and nephews and niece, Ryan Jusk, Kimberling City, MO, Ian Smith, Seattle, WA, and Lauren Smith, Dillon, MT. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville, KY. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at Clark Legacy Center with Pastor Ron Callahan officiating. Burial will follow at Wilmore Cemetery. Sean Cramer, Cameron Sontag, Tim Cramer, Jeremy Miller, Aidan Sontag, and Paul Smith will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to LIFE Outreach International, P.O. Box 982000, Fort Worth, TX 76182-8000 or by visiting their website at