Lea Cramer Dunavant

Paula Lea Cramer Dunavant of Lake Waukomis, Mo  passed away September 12, 2013.  Lea was born on July 3, 1946.  She was a nurse in the Kansas City Area for many years.    Services will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm,  followed by a visitation until 4:00 pm at Signature Funerals  8019 State Line Rd Kansas City, MO  64114.

Thursday evening late, an angel of mercy took her final flight.  Paula made a life long career of attending to the needs of others, often times neglecting her own.   Mother, sister, friend, lover and wife.  She was a nurse of extraordinary ability, character, strength and love.   Lea loved animals and had many wonderful pets.  She was very artistic and as of late, she made beautiful jewelry.  Nursing was her vocation as she loved people.

She is survivied by her husband, Tony Dunavant, her son Rob Cramer, her sister Lou Griffith, brother Mike Frye and 2 cats.  Lea was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Darlene Frye.  She will be missed by all.


  1. Jenny, Mattie, Mia

    We love you! We miss you. We hope our deep sadness soon turns to wonderful memories and thoughts of all the great times. Thanks for all you are to us.

  2. katherine "cactus flower" allen

    happy trails Lea. my memories of you are fond ones. comfort and love to those she has left. see you one day.

  3. This loss is so sudden. You were just here, Lea. We just finished a conversation. We just made plans for Chicago. You filled a space that no one else can fit. I am so deeply saddened. You’ve been a very special friend for a long time, and I’m lucky to have had you in my life.

  4. Pamela Serrano

    Rest in peace Lea…Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You changed my life and helped me heal. So unfair you were taken so young. I will always remember your warm smile and laugh. Thanks again for being my angel in my time of need. ♡

  5. Connie Coffey

    Lea you were a rock in my time of need. You will be missed. Rob, she loved you so very much you will have many memories to hold close to your heart.

  6. Connie Coffey

    Lea was a rock in my time of turbulence. She was always such a caring person. You will be missed.

  7. Lea, I’m grateful for our brief sweet connection after so long. Yours was a brave, even fierce light in this world. Blessed be your bright spirit.

  8. Cathy Hawes

    I’m grateful we got to catch back up before you left this world. You will be missed as you were loved by many. You will be in the good company of your loved ones gone before you. I’m sending light and strength to those you’ve left behind.

  9. Lea, in my life you hae helped me as no one else could have. You were a light at the end of the tunnel, and will always be remembered with much love and great respect.

  10. Elaine Mills

    Lea was so full of hope and promise following her knee surgery. Our conversation last Tuesday was all about her searching for a job in her beloved nursing field. Her gigantic presence leaves a hole in the hearts of many and for me it brings to mind the words from a William Wordsworth poem:

    What though the radiance which was once so bright
    Be now for ever taken from my sight,
    Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
    We will grieve not, rather find
    Strength in what remains behind;

  11. Rhonda Walker

    First, I am so saddened by this great loss and for the family. I have a funny story about Lea….Lea was my psychiatric nurse in 2007 at 2 Rivers Trauma Unit. We had many conversations and she was a left brain, thinking, questioning lady with a quirky sense of humor…always straightforward and honorable! So, I had to buy a building for my company while in the kookoo unit! They fed-x ‘d the closing documents from title company! Lea was the only nurse that believed me AND willing to help LOLOL –so she took the info and fed x’d it for me and THAT’S THE BUILDING WE HELP MANY HUNDREDS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM…she was more than a nurse! SHE WAS A HUMAN BEING and she LOVED in her Lea way!!!! Again, once she saw my wisdom and asked me a question to help her son….I gave her information on a piece of paper—later I was hanging at the nurse station and saw she left it and someone put it in my file!!! So I ripped it out and the nurse on duty chased me so I ripped it into tiny little strips and ate it LOLOLOL I love Lea…God be with her!

  12. Rhonda Walker

    Today’s Oak tree is just a nut that held tightly to the earth….Lea would like that!!!