Monday, March 4, 2013
Mourners are remembering a server killed in a Kansas City restaurant explosion for her empathy and warmth.
The Kansas City Star reports that about 200 people gathered Monday at Community Christian Church to remember 46-year-old Megan Cramer. She died in a Feb. 19 explosion and fire that destroyed JJ's restaurant near the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district.
A Missouri Gas Energy official has said that Olathe, Kan.-based Heartland Midwest reported hitting a natural gas line with an underground borer before the blast.
When Cramer was a law student, she helped capital punishment defense lawyer Sean O'Brien work with men condemned to die at the Potosi Correctional Center. O'Brien said that her "empathy knew no bounds."
A memorial service also is planned for Thursday in Springfield.