Jeanne Elizabeth Smith Kraus

December 4, 1931 - December 13, 2023

In loving memory of Jeanne Kraus:

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jeanne Elizabeth Kraus, a mother, grandmother, and friend. Born to Charles and Katherine Smith on December 4, 1931, Jeanne peacefully departed this world on December 13, 2023.

Jeanne Kraus had an incredibly successful career in psychiatry. She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University and went on to receive her M.D. degree from Georgetown University, School of Medicine. Jeanne completed her psychiatric residency at the University of Maryland in 1974. She also held multiple service positions for the Maryland Psychiatric Society, serving as a council member, chair to the MPS Committee on Women, Secretary-treasurer, and President-Elect.

Jeanne was strong, intelligent, and resilient. She was a great influence to friends, family, and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Jeanne enjoyed so many years of her life. Part of that enjoyment was putting her energy and love into helping her family, church, and community; Jeanne was an active member of the Cathedral Church-Incarnation, and she contributed significantly to both Doctors Without Borders and Habitat for Humanity. She had an endless love for gardening, cooking, quilting, and being outdoors. Jeanne's family has fond memories of Sunday dinners, visits to museums and parks, and trips to Maine.

Jeanne Kraus is survived by her children, Kate Kraus, Elizabeth Kraus, John Kraus, and Paul Kraus; as well as her grandchildren Justin Kraus, Jennifer Carlsson, Kristine McAllister, Jonathan Kraus, Crymzn Kraus, Riley Kraus, Frank Kraus, Evan Kraus, and Charles Kraus. She was predeceased by sons, Richard Kraus and Michael Kraus.

As we bid farewell to Jeanne, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives and celebrate the remarkable person she was. May Jeanne rest in peace, and may her spirit live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

A memorial service to honor Jeanne's life will be held at 4 p.m. on December 23, 2023 at the Cathedral Church- Incarnation, 4 E. University Pkwy Baltimore, MD.