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Eugene Cramer Mansur, 98, died on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Indian Hills Retirement Center in Chillicothe. He was born October 5, 1908, the son of Isaiah Mansur and Florence (Cramer) Mansur at the family farm in Millville, northeast of Richmond in Ray County.
Cramer Mansur attended grade school in Millville and graduated from Hardin High School in 1926. He attended Central Methodist College in Fayette and earned his B.A. degree with a Major in Chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1931. In 1947, he received his Masters of Education and Physics from the University of Missouri and did advanced study at the University of Colorado. He taught at Hardin High School and Richmond High School before moving to Chillicothe High School in 1942. While at Chillicothe High School, he taught general science, physics and chemistry until his retirement in 1974. After retiring he returned to teach a class in photography for the next three years. He was co-sponsor of the Cresset Yearbook for many years and took many pictures of the school activities. He organized the Phy-Chem Club and established a Sequential Program of Science in the Junior/Senior High School.
During his career, Cramer Mansur received a General Electric Fellowship at Case University of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio and a Fellowship to the Oakridge Institute of Nuclear Studies in Oakridge, Tenn. At one time, he served as president of the Missouri Science Teachers. In the summer months he was a wiring inspector for REA, an insurance adjustor for General Adjustor Bureau on storm operations and substituted at the Chillicothe Hospital Laboratory. He was a member of the Chillicothe United Methodist Church and had been a member of the Kiwanis Club since 1939.
On July 10, 1936, he married Jeanette Keel at his parent’s home in Ray County. She preceded him in death in January 2002. Cramer and Jeanette Mansur retired to Indian Hills Retirement Center from their home at 1710 Webster Street in Chillicothe in January of 2000.
He is survived by is only brother, Charles, and his wife, of St. Louis; plus a niece and a nephew. Other survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Annie Laurie Locke and Mrs. Minne Lee Manley, both of Carmichael, Calif., and nine nieces and nephews of Mrs. Mansur.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Library or the Chillicothe Education Fund and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. box 47, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.
There will be a scheduled family visitation on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church, Chillicothe, on Wed., July 18, 2007, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.