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Tanda Doreen Laughlin Kramm
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1956
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2010
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Tanda D. Kramm, age 53, of Topeka, Kansas and former longtime resident of Manhattan, Kansas, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at her residence in Topeka following an extended illness.

She was born on October 23, 1956, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ernest P. and Mamie O. (Pendergraft) Laughlin. Tanda was raised in Blackwell and was a 1974 graduate of Blackwell High School.

On November 29, 1974, in Blackwell, she was united in marriage to Raymond Eugene Kramm.

They made their home in Manhattan from 1984 until moving to Topeka, Kansas in 2009.

Tanda was a homemaker. While living in Manhattan she had worked as a paralegal, as a computer teacher in the computer lab at Theodore Roosevelt elementary school and as a technical support specialist for Homecare and Hospice.

She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, cross stitching and crocheting, playing Rock Band with others and collecting Santa Claus'. She also enjoyed role playing, especially of the medieval period, attending renaissance activities including the Renaissance Festival. Tanda was also a talented writer and had completed one book and was working on another. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond, of the home. Also surviving are three children: Jamie N. Lane and her husband Steven of Warner, Oklahoma, Nathaniel R. Kramm and his wife Bobbie of Manhattan, Kansas and Cassiopeia L. Capps and her husband James A., Jr. also of Manhattan and eight grandchildren: Cody A. Lane, Brianna M.N. Lane, Connor R. Kramm, Caylin D. Kramm, Ceina J. Kramm, Tyler A. Capps, Sean O. Capps and Vivvan R. Capps. She is also survived by seven brothers and sisters and by her in-laws: Raymond O. Kramm and Cora Mae Wilson, both of Houston, Missouri.

Tanda was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jol Klein officiating. Interment will follow in the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery at Ft. Riley.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at

Donations may be made to a memorial of the donor's choice. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Family links: 
  Ernest P Laughlin (1911 - 1985)
  Mamie Olive Pendergraft Hale (1927 - 2005)
  Kenneth Arthur Laughlin (1954 - 1954)*
  Tanda Doreen Laughlin Kramm (1956 - 2010)
  Michael Wyn Laughlin (1958 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Riley
Riley County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Marie
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
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Tanda Doreen <i>Laughlin</i> Kramm
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- Marie
 Added: Oct. 7, 2010

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