Thursday, December 14, 1967
Spotlight On...

Our spotlight is on Mrs. Lillie Kramp who is a sister of Mrs. L.L. Thornton and lives on 105 West 3rd Street in Waldron. Mrs. Kramp was born December 7th, 1885 near Scotland, Ark., to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hardy. The family moved to Mill Creek Indian Territory when she was a small child. She remembers many stories about Territorial Days told to her by her father who was deputy marshall in the Indian Territory. She lived in Wilson, Okla. for forty years and met and married the late Charles Kramp there. After his death she went to Waurika, Okla., where she cared for her invalid mother for 8 1/2 years, prior to coming to Waldron in March of 1957 to be near her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Thornton. With her cheerful disposition she readily made friends and became a part of the community. She is a member of the Methodist Church of Waldron and before her illness she was active in the Methodist Guild, Waldron Homemakers Club and the Birds View Quilting Club. Her hobbies were needle work (tatting for linens) and pastry cooking. At Christmas time she made dozens of cookies and candies for her friends. She has been in ill health since 1963 and has a companion nurse, Mrs. Ona Breed of Paris continuously. They rotate their living here and at 506 East Brown Street in Paris. Last Thursday Mrs. Kramp celebrated her 82nd birthday. She received many cards, gifts and calls from her many friends to wish her a "Happy Birthday." She is one of five sisters and brothers: Mrs. Vera Long, New Haven, Ohio, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor, Gutherie, Okla., Mrs. L.L. Thornton, Waldron and one brother, Walter Hardy, (deceased.)

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