Clara Gwyn Kramer

Clara Gwyn Kramer, age 87 of Charlotte received her wings on November 17th while under the wonderful care of the Aldersgate Asbury Health and Rehabilitation Center of Charlotte surrounded by family and lifelong friends.

Clara was born May 8, 1932 in Elk Park, Avery County, NC to loving parents Baxter and Ivey Lee Gwyn Sr., and moved to Charlotte in 1973 with her beloved husband Ronald.

As the former NC Director of the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant, Clara influenced the lives of young women throughout the state for over 30 years. A woman of many talents, too numerous to list, Clara loved her family and enjoyed a life full of travel.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years Ronald G. Kramer; her brother Baxter V. Gwyn Jr. (Sonny) of Indian Trail, NC; sons Jerry Kramer of Lisbon, OH, Thomas Togie Gwyn (Jenny) of Indian Trail, NC, and Steve Power (Terry Brookes) of Pensacola, FL; her daughter Cindy Kramer Hannah of Fort Mill, SC; grandchildren Tiffany and Kerri Kramer, Shannon Ball Wood (Justin), Justin Ball (Allison), Megan and Emma Gwyn; and 4 great grandchildren.

A Breast Cancer Survivor, Clara was a strong woman with an even stronger personality and never faced a challenge she could not tackle.

The family will receive friends Friday, November, 22 from 6p to 8p at McLean Funeral Directors, 515 N. Central Ave. Belmont, NC. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, November, 23 at 11:30a in McLean Chapel Belmont. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, S. Main St.,Belmont, NC 28012.

Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. 678.771.5566 |

8 comments (Add your own)

1. Shirley Bush wrote:
To a great woman who I had the pleasure of knowing god crossed our paths for a reason. I know we will meet again. Rest in love.

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

2. Irene Richardson wrote:
This picture is how I remember Clara,Her and my Mom were like sisters have alot of memories of her and Ron.Prayers for the family.

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

3. Mark Johnson wrote:
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
My sincere condolences. Peace.
Mark n Judi

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 12:06 PM

4. Mitzi Smith wrote:
A go getter! Her definition of Win and her hard work and determination, paved a path for so many of us little Appalachian Cloggers. Honestly, we were probably the BEST in the whole eastern region! She encouraged us and pushed us to be the Best! Propelling us right on up to Mrs. Kays Championship Teams.
I was blessed to be related to this remarkable woman and
'Aunt Clare" as we called her was just the greatest!
There are simply too many memories to list them all.
She is leaving a legacy in so many aspects of her life...not just dancing and pageants, but opening her heart and home to so many that needed a stable place to land and re-group
Your light will be missed, but you are now waiting just on the other side of that door!
Our my love and gratitude.

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 3:50 PM

5. Kathy Dearing wrote:
So sorry for your loss. Clara always had a kind word to all at the rink. What a beautiful Angel you have guiding you from heaven. Rest in Peace Clara embrace Gods arms! God Bless you all!

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 7:18 PM

6. Dwayne & Trisha Grubb wrote:
Prayers for all. Clara was indeed a beautiful soul who gave everything she had. She boldly told you exactly what you needed to hear and walked away with more of your admiration than what she had when she stepped in front of you.

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 11:06 PM

7. Kimberly Smith ❤️ wrote:
Your mom was so friendly and I always enjoyed talking to her. I truly feel your loss and bet your mom and mine are looking out for us.❤️

Tue, November 19, 2019 @ 11:20 PM

8. Judy Shomaker wrote:
Remembering Clara and the support she gave during my high school years to the Cheerleaders, Dance teams, and Pageant preparations. Thinking of you Cindy and family as you mourn this loss In your life.

Wed, November 20, 2019 @ 12:39 AM

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