Mourners Gather To Remember Woman Killed In KC Restaurant Explosion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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.

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