Marjorie "Marge" Schramm

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Schramm, Marjorie Marge (nee Best) Thurs., March 17, 2011. Beloved wife of William Wally W. Schramm; dear mother of Carolyn (Jan) Trachtova and Eric (Lucy) Schramm; loving grandmother of Alena and Katerina Trachtova and Eleanor Jane and Oliver Schramm. Dear aunt, cousin and friend to many. Marge grew up in Farmington, MO on her family's farm, which is a Missouri Century Farm. She earned a BS from Southeast Missouri State University in 1957. She taught in the Kirkwood School District for many years. Her political career began when she ran for Kirkwood City Council in 1980. She won a seat and served on the council from 1980 to 1992. Then, in 1992, Marge ran for mayor and became the first woman mayor of Kirkwood, serving two terms. After her long political career in Kirkwood, Marge accepted Governor Mel Carnahan's invitation to serve at the state level and became a commissioner and eventually the chairperson of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission from 2000-2007. Marge received many awards throughout her groundbreaking career in public service. Most recently, she received the 2004 Alumni Merit Award from her alma mater and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the East-west Gateway Coordinating Council in 2000. She served as the president or chair of important civic organizations, including St. Louis County Municipal League, Missouri Municipal League, Small Cities Council - National League of Cities, and Mayors of Large Cities of St. Louis County. She volunteered for several community organizations, including Kirkwood Historical Society, Manor Grove (nursing facility), Citizens for Modern Transit, Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis, Boy Scouts of America, Parents as Teachers, and the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She was a proud member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Marge's love for her family, friends, the city of Kirkwood and State of Missouri will always be remembered. Her legacy of civic engagement will live on through the people she inspired. She will be missed by many. Services: Funeral Thursday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. at Glendale Lutheran Church, 1365 N. Sappington Rd. Interment private. Visitation Wednesday, March 23, 4-8:00 p.m. at BOPP CHAPEL, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.


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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2011