Sunday, December 21, 2014



Esther Elaine Kratz, 80, a former Franklin County resident, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at GoldenLiving Care Center, Fredonia, Kan.

Inurnment services are planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Appanoose Cemetery.

She was born March 31, 1933, in the Appanoose neighborhood to Raymond and Mae (Ramshaw) Kratz.

She had been employed by Southwestern Bell, Hallmark and TWA.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Kitchen, Brownwood, Texas; a nephew, Larry Kitchen, Brownwood; a niece, Kate Kitchen, California; and several other nieces and nephews and numerous cousins in the area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mae Kratz; brothers Russell and Robert Kratz; and twin sisters Jo (Kratz) Houghton and Joyce (Kratz) Watkins.

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