In Loving Memory…

Charles Weston Cram

Charles Weston Cram, 85, of Sedalia, passed away peacefully at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center on June 7, 2017.

He was born in Lohrville, Calhoun County, Iowa on May 5, 1932, the son of Carroll J. and Naomi Grace (Cain) Cram. He grew up on farms in Lohrville and Corwith, Iowa. The latter farm was owned by his father.

On June 4, 1953, Weston was united in marriage to his wife, Florence, at the Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They were married 63 years before her passing on December 20, 2016.

He was a 1949 graduate of Corwith High School and received a B.A. degree from Iowa State Teachers College in 1953. After serving in the U.S. Army, he taught high school in Iowa for four years and then spent the next 40 years in social services work for the states of Iowa, Colorado and Missouri.

Weston was a loving, devoted and attentive husband and father.

He is survived by his sons, David Cram and John Cram, of Sedalia; a brother Myron Cram (Mariann), of Corwith, IA; a brother-in-law David A. Fay (Virginia), of Tallahassee, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Florence, Weston was preceded in death by a son, Paul Cram, in 2004.

There will be no services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.




  1. David Alan and Virginia Maria Fay :

    David and John Cram – our thoughts are with you – We will all miss Weston – but I believe that he could not live without Florence. It is difficult to define the empty space they have left for us to try to understand. May God bless Weston for the support he gave his family and others – especially Florence.

  2. David G. Fay, Arlington, VA :

    Uncle Weston was always a patient, loving person. I believe I can speak for my sisters when I say that he filled a huge gap in our lives for one year, when we were all in or nearing our teens, and Uncle Weston and his wife, my Aunt Florence, took us into their home and looked after us. I will never forget the attention he gave each of us, treating us all like his own children. As I have grown older and raised my own family, I realized that this was truly a Herculean effort on their part, as they already had a full, busy home with their sons. Thank you, Uncle Weston. You will always be in my thoughts as a loving role model and amazing uncle.

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