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Jerry Lester Ghramm, 76

Jerry  Lester Ghramm, 76 years, 8 months, and 18 days old, passed to Heaven on Dec. 26, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., with his wife by his side.
Jerry  was born April 8, 1937 in Richland, Mo., to Leslie and Laverne (Wilson) Ghramm. After graduating from Richland High School in 1953, Jerry joined the United States Air Force. After his discharge he attended Southwest Missouri State University.
Jerry  was employed by and retired from the City of St. Louis, Water Division.
Jerry  and Karen Evans were united in marriage on May 21, 1960 at Miami, Okla.  Jerry loved helping people, he had a kind word and a smile for everyone. Jerry and Karen had and enjoyed horses for many years. Jerry was well known for wearing his overalls.
Jerry  was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, John, brother-in-law, Wayne Johnson, and his father and mother-in-law, Johnnie and Vivian (Watterson) Evans.
Jerry  is survived by his wife Karen, of the home; a sister, Velda Johnson, Waynesville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services for Jerry were Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava. Burial was in the Ava Cemetery with full military honors. Officiating was Pastor Oren Alcorn. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral