Clara A. "Stacy" Krammes, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, after a sudden illness.
Born in Monessen, Pa., she was raised in Warren, Ohio. Stacy graduated from Heidelberg College in 1946 with a bachelor's degree in business. She met her husband, Don, at Heidelberg and after a year of working in a World War II tank factory in Warren, they married and lived in Canton.
She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Canton, and was involved in many volunteer organizations while raising her family. Stacy became director of The Hoover Historical Center in 1980 and retired in 1997. She took that position of director and ran with it. She developed a small army of volunteers which she so appreciated and loved. She started the Herb Guild, a docent program for tours that she arranged with many schools in the area, and bus tours that would come through town, a holiday open house with a horse and buggy ride (true to Boss Hoover's time) with carolers, the Hoover Sweepers 1860s baseball team, art shows and any number of other great ideas. Stacy really put The Hoover Historical Center on the map.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Krammes, in 1973 and a sister, Marian Williams.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Harry Eynon of Canton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tom Krammes (owner of White Eagle Mobile Music) and Jim (Ellen) Krammes, all of North Canton; grandson and wife, Lucas and Dr. Sarah Krammes of Fairlawn; granddaughter, Sarah Krammes of North Canton; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Krammes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Association.