Owen Merle Kramer


Owen Merle Kramer, 91, of Skellytown, formerly of Clarendon died Thursday, March 16, 2023 in Pampa.

Services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2023 in the First Assembly of God Church in Clarendon with Rev. Matthew Stidham and Rev. Carter Pirtle, officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian, Texas.

Viewing will be held Sunday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Merle was born July 15, 1931 in Skellytown to John Joseph and Stella Mae Owens Kramer. He married Beatrice Swann Farrington on April 14, 1984 in Pampa. Merle had been a longtime resident of Skellytown and Clarendon where he was a carpenter. Merle’s whole world was carpentry. He built many houses in the time he worked as a carpenter and helped build the First Assembly of God in Clarendon. Merle also worked as a welder for several years. Merle also enjoyed building bird houses and gardening. He was member of the First Assembly of God in Clarendon and attended the First Baptist Church in Skellytown.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a step son, Mark Farrington; a brother, John R. Kramer; and a grandson, John Brodick Strickland.

Survivors include his wife, Bette Kramer of Skellytown; his sons, Kevin Farrington and wife Sandra and Marvin Kramer and wife Sherry all of Skellytown; his daughters, Kathy Caruth and companion Glen Carpenter of St. Johns, Arizona, Rita Kramer of Skellytown and Cyndy Smith of Kileen; two sisters, Mary Jo Terry and husband Leon of Orange, Texas and Anna Davis and husband Marvin of Springfield, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family request memorials be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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