Oct. 16, 1923--Sept. 3, 2005
PHILLIPSBURG, Kan. -- Emma Mae (Thomas) Tramp, 81, died Saturday (Sept. 3, 2005) at her daughter's home.
She was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Stratton to Lloyd Wiley and Midred Arlene (Evans) Thomas. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1942.
She married Paul Tramp in 1945 in Oberlin. The couple made their home in Trenton and Oxford before moving to Phillipsburg in 1958.
The couple owned and operated the Granada Theatre in Oxford, the bowling alley in Alma and Sunflower Lanes in Phillipsburg.
She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tramp; her parents, Lloyd and Mildred Thomas; three brothers, Gene Thomas, Ted Thomas and Delbert Thomas; a sister, Aileen Dye; and one grandson, Joseph Thomas Lemon.
Survivors include three sons, Roger Tramp and wife, Lori of Deltona, Fla., Rod Tramp and wife, Janice of Porterville, Calif., and Rick Tramp and wife, Kathy of Topeka; three daughters, Roma Morford and husband, Wayne of Phillipsburg, Rhonda Lindstedt and husband, Gail of Marquette, Kan., and Rochelle Tramp Bradford and husband, Todd of Lawrence, Kan.; two brothers, Wayne Thomas of Lodi, Calif., and DeLynn Thomas and wife, Regina of Santee, Calif.; two sisters, Loretta Boyd of Lander, Wyo., and Virginia Scarbrough and husband, Gary of Trenton; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Scripture Wake Service was Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Oliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel in Phillipsburg, followed by Funeral Mass at the SS Philip and James Catholic Church in Phillipsburg with the Rev. Allen Scheer officiating.
Memorials are being accepted in her name and will be given to Hospice Services. Oliff-Boeve Memorial chapel in Phillipsburg is in charge of arrangements.