Maria A. Kranz

Dec. 15, 2012 @ 05:47 PM

Maria A. Kranz, age 71 of Sevierville passed away peacefully on December 14, 2012 with her loving family at her side.

She was born on July 22, 1941 in Utica, New York, daughter of the late Alexander and Nancy Calo and graduated from Proctor High School in Utica.  Maria was employed in the tourist industry in Orlando, FL and in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Maria is survived by her husband, Gary, her daughter Nancymaria (Billie) Kemker and son-in-law Ed Kemker.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Brandy Armstrong, Josh, Travis, and Tanya Kemker and 5 great-grandsons, Devin, Zack, Jamie, Brennan, and Ferrus. She also leaves her sister and her family, Greg and Toni Rudd, her brother-in-law David Kranz and his family.  Also surviving are four nieces, Christine, Karen, Sheilia, and Julie and two nephews, John and Michael and many friends.

Maria was actively involved in the CCW at Holy Cross Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CCW at Holy Cross Church.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pigeon Forge with father V.J. Joseph officiating.

Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.