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Kristy Kramer


  Kristy L. Kramer, age 52, of Middletown, died Friday, January 16, 2015, in a traffic accident in Fallowfield Township, Washington County. Her husband Frank Kramer and daughter Taylor Kramer also died in the accident.

 She was born April 20, 1962 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Leah Ann Martin Ratulowski and the late R. Terry Murdock.

 She was a 1984 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism.  She was a former newspaper editor in Hershey and had worked as a reporter for The Democrat Messenger. Kristy was a volunteer and fundraiser for Rett Syndrome, and was a Methodist by faith. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins, and she also enjoyed sewing.

 Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother Steven Kelly Murdock (Sabrina) of Waynesburg; two sisters Kim Throckmorton (Ron) of Waynesburg, and Andrea Ratulowski  (Scott) of Ft. Collins, Colo.; uncle Larry Murdock (Sue); and three nieces, one nephew, a step-niece, and a great-nephew.

 Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 in Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday, January 23, with the Rev. Gary Grau officiating, followed by burial in Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg.  

 Memorial contributions may be made to, P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH 45270;  

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