METAMORA - Bertha "Bee" D. Kramer, 79, of Metamora passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1935, in Hertford County, N.C., to Marcus A. and Hannah (Davidson) Johnson.
Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Kramer; three sons, Steven G. (Debra) Kroll of Bartonville, Ill., Thomas R. (Karen) Kroll of West Peoria, Ill., and Kenneth D. (Shari) Prather of Chillicothe, Ill.; two daughters, Patricia L. (Charles) Kroll-McAllister of Metamora, Ill., and Victoria S. (Steve) Prather-Krumholz of New York, N.Y.; two stepchildren, Karen Kramer White and Donald Kramer; and her brother, G.C. Hodges of North Carolina. She was blessed to have 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, her sister, one granddaughter and her parents.
Bee retired in September of 2000 after being a Realtor for 24 years in Peoria and Syracuse, N.Y.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Bee loved her friends and family and always had a ready smile for everyone. She enjoyed life, family, traveling and dancing with her husband, Don.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following the services will be a celebration of life at the ITOO Society. Inurnment will be at Parkview Mausoleum in Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions in her name may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
Online condolences may be made through www.davison-fulton.com