Wanda G. Cramer was born in the middle of the Dust Bowl in Webster, Kansas on April 29, 1934, youngest of four children of Vernon and Agnes Sammons. Her three brothers were Ted, Dee, and Ron. Wanda passed away on May 14, 2020 in Oro Valley, Arizona.\n\nShe grew up on a farm near Stockton, and attended Stockton High School. She graduated early from Stockton High School as valedictorian. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Kansas University, graduating summa cum laude in 1955 with her degree in Spanish. She then obtained her Masters in Latin American Literature in 1957.\n\nWanda had a brilliant mind and excelled at languages. She was a Spanish professor at the College of Wooster in Ohio, the Bishop's School in La Jolla, California, and also at a private school in New York. She also spent time working at a mission in Cuba and teaching in Mexico, and she was the first exchange student in Argentina after the Perons were overthrown. During the summer of 1959 in Stockton, she worked as a Portuguese translator for the Grain Storage Elevator Company, who had just gotten a large order from Brazil.\n\nWanda fell hard for the love of her life, an intelligent and handsome Navy medical student, Adelbert D. Cramer, who lived in the medical fraternity next door to her apartment at KU. They were married in 1960 at Stockton right after Adelbert graduated from medical school.\n\nAdelbert and Wanda were blessed with 2 beautiful identical twin girls: Della Kay and Pamela Sue. Della married Robin Zwick in 1986 and Pam married Brian Jemelian in 1987. Family was a top priority for Wanda, and she often said that the happiest times in her life were spent with her grandchildren: Brandon and David Zwick, and Julia Bauer, Alisha Jemelian and Tonya Vela. She also had 2 great-grandchildren: Isabelle Bauer and Elijah Vela.\n\nChurch activities were always high on the priority list for Wanda. She led the women's ministry group at the Presbyterian church and served in many capacities there. Wanda loved Adelbert so much, and once he passed away in 2018, a lot of the joy in her life was greatly diminished. However, her mind stayed sharp until the last few days of her life. \n\nThroughout her life as daughter, wife, mom, grandmother and teacher, Wanda positively influenced the lives of many. She will be remembered for being a woman of strong convictions, with a sharp and intelligent mind, and especially for her dedication and love to her family and friends. Wanda leaves behind her 2 daughters and son-in-law, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Most importantly, she leaves a rich legacy of a life well lived. She has heard the words from our Father, "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!"