Patty (Thompson) Cram

August 12, 1953 ‒ March 29, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Marietta, Ohio

Patty (Thompson) Cram, age 65, of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019 at her residence.  The Mentoring Coordinator for 19 years with the Delaware County Juvenile Court where she received many awards and accolades for the T.E.A.M and M.O.M.S programs.  She devoted herself to helping children in the community.  Patty attended Highpoint Nazarene Church, was a member of Eagles Aerie Auxillary #376, Delaware, was a great cook and fantastic baker.  She enjoyed collecting crystal and Fenton Art Glass.  Patty was most proud of and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was always there to help her family and cherished every moment.  Born August 12, 1953 in Marietta, Ohio to the late William V. and Hazel L. Thompson.  Graduated from Marietta High and earned her Associates Degree at Columbus State. In addition to her parents, Patty is preceded in death by her brother, William Thompson and mother-in-law Joyce Cram.  She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Mike P. Cram; father-in-law Donald Cram; brother-in-law Patrick (Debbie) Cram; children, Bill (Barb) Close of Whipple, OH, Malisa (Bryan) Adams of Delaware, Traci (Brian Koczan) Hendershot of Delaware; step-children, Chad (Jodi) Cram of Pickerington, Sean (Ronda) Cram of Pickerington, Justin (Jen) Cram of Richwood; grandchildren, Kylee and Branden Close, Hope and Brooke Adams, Tyler Menezes; step-grandchildren, Emma and Dillon Cram, Madison and Logan Cram, Sarah, Havana, Phoenix, Nami and Timothy Cram, Andrew, Adam and Alli Smathers; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call 5-8 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware.  Additional visitation 5-8 pm Thursday, April 4, 2019 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta, Ohio.  Funeral service and burial to take place 10:00 am at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Whipple, Ohio.  Contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, in Patty’s memory.  The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve Patty’s family.  Special memories and condolences may be shared at

  • Patty was such a sweet and caring lady. My heart goes out to all who were touched by her kindness.

  • Thank you Patty ❤️ You are so loved and missed.
    Prayers for you mike and your family.

    – Cooke Family

  • Thank you Patty for your caring and sharing attitude to our CASA kids and Family. You were always nice and thoughtful in my court cases of CASA kids and parents.
    In my opinion entire CASA volunteers will mish you very much.
    May God bless your soul.

    TJ Salgia
    Court Appointed Special Advocate for children Delaware and Union Counties.

  • Mike and Family: My deepest condolences to you and your family. Patti was a wonderful lady, and I will never forget her kindness or her infectious smile. May God continue to be your strength today and beyond.

  • Traci & Malisa,
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. Heartfelt condolences.
    Much love,
    Kristina (Hebert) Duskey

  • Our family extends our sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you all. Patty was by far one of the kindest, thoughtful, most cheerful and loving women I have been blessed and honored to have known. I will miss her deeply. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  • Our sincere condolences, holding you close in our thoughts and prayers!
    May her memory be eternal!
    Bill, Anita and family

  • Malisa,
    So sorry to hear of your mother passing. May God comfort you and your family. Love and hugs too you,
    Beth Vaughn

  • Traci
    We are soo saddened to hear about the passing of your mother.
    Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the warm and wonderful memories that you shared with her, and may they always bring you comfort and peace.
    Love Always
    Dwight and Joanne Huxter

  • Rest in peace my dear friend. You were my teacher, my support system, my buddy and my sounding board. I will miss you so very much.

  • I had the great pleasure to know Patty both from our former church, Stratford St. Paul’s UMC and through her work at the Delaware Juvenile Court. Her loss is not only a severe blow to her husband Mike and her family but to the entire Delaware community as well. We very very blessed to have her with us during her short time on earth.

  • Patty was truly an amazing woman. We were so blessed to get to know her. May she fly high. She was very loved. She will be very dearly missed.

  • Patty your heart, dedication, and generosity cannot be matched. You were truly a bright light of support and encouragement to so many including me! I will never forget your humor and kindness. Thank you!

  • Our heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of Patty. She opened my eyes to the needs surrounding Delaware County youth as a mentor in the TEAM program.

    Such a wonderful treasure for the youth of Delaware County for 20 years. She brightened my day every time I saw her.

  • Patty was a shining light to all who served in the Non-profit sector in Delaware County. Her endless hours of devotion and giving heart were a glowing example to all. Blessings on Patty! Love, comfort and peace to her famiy.

  • Patty was a shining light to all who served in the Non-profit sector in Delaware County. Her endless hours of devotion and giving heart were a glowing example to all. Blessings on Patty! Love, comfort and peace to her family.

  • My deepest sympathies for your loss. For our loss. I loved Aunt Patty’s smile and humor. Our family has lost so much this past year.