Someone You Should Know: Spreading joy through her music

DE SMET, S.D. - About every day at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in De Smet, Marian Cramer comes to play.

“She always comes after breakfast and plays. Coming down the hall mid-morning, music is coming from this room every morning,” said nurse Mary Lee.

“Music is very important to me,” said Marian.

It’s just staggering the sheer number of hymns she has in her mind and in her heart. I think for residents and for staff, it is an incredible reminder that God is never done with us. There are always things that we can do for him, no matter what our circumstances look like,” said Social Services Coordinator Stuart Twite.

“She can just play anything, and I just marvel at that. I can’t play with one finger. I’m lucky if I can to that,” said resident Joan Rich.

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