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Obituaries

Obituaries

C. Jean Bower Kraus 1923 - 2006 Lawrence

Memorial services for C. Jean Bower Kraus, 83, Lawrence, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Santa Rosa, Calif.Ms. Kraus died Friday, June 23, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long illness.She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Max and Hilda Schroth Bower. She moved from Santa Rosa, Calif., to Lawrence in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics from the University of Cincinnati.Ms. Kraus was a homemaker, mother and later wrote poetry and did crewel embroidery. She was a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence.She married Gerard Kraus on Sept. 7, 1946 in, Cincinnati. He died in October 1990.Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Nance, of Santa Rosa, Calif., Joan Brunfeldt, Lawrence; and five grandchildren, Gwen Rodgers, Carrie Cox, Angie, Alex and Adam Brunfeldt; and four great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Lied Center, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Kraus.