Harriett Rose Kramer Former vaudeville dancer

August 09, 1992

Services for Harriett Rose Kramer, a Baltimore native who danced in vaudeville, were conducted yesterday at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

Mrs. Kramer, who was 75 and lived in Broadkill Beach, Del., died Tuesday at a hospital in Milford, Del., after a heart attack.

The former Harriett Rose Dunaway was a native of Baltimore and attended Western High. As a young woman, she toured vaudeville theaters as part of a two-girl dance act. While on tour she met trumpeter John Kramer, and they settled in the Baltimore area after their marriage.

Mr. Kramer, who died in 1983, played in local bands and worked as a jewelry engraver. A National Guard warrant officer, he was bandmaster for the 29th Division.

The couple lived in Carney, and she was duckpin bowler in a women's afternoon league in Parkville. They moved to Broadkill Beach in 1975. In Delaware, she belonged to the Cape Henlopen Senior Center.

Survivors include a son, John E. Kramer of Hurlock; a brother, Joseph Dunaway of Hanover; and four grandchildren.

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