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Vivian Geneva "Neva" Ramsey, 87, of Vienna, formerly of Dixon, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City. Mrs. Ramsey had been in failing health for some time.
She was born April 9, 1923, near Dixon, in Maries County, a daughter of William "Willie" and Elsie (Watson) Case. Mrs. Ramsey was united in marriage on June 1, 1942, to Timothy Lee Ramsey, and to this union four children were born. She was preceded in death first by her husband on January 27, 1990; by one son, James Harvey Ramsey on September 2, 2009; her parents; and one sister, Mary Anna Alexander on September 11, 2002. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of the First Baptist Church, Dixon and had attended First Baptist Church, Vienna, since moving to this area. She was known for her cooking and baking, especially her homemade doughnuts. Mrs. Ramsey had been a member of a bowling league, enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and making wedding cakes. She had been employed with Brown Shoe Company, Dixon in the fancy stitching department for 35 years prior to her retirement and later worked for the Maries R-1 School Lunch Program as a baker for 6 years as well as assisting with the family farm throughout her working life. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Ramsey include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Gabriel and Joyce Ramsey, Marshall; and Roy and Linda Ramsey, Jefferson City; one daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Forrest Honse, Vienna; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Aleene Robertson, Dixon; Donna and Gary Cain, Austin, Texas; and Carol and Russ Gamblin, Belleville, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Rachael and Robb Stouffer, Lees Summit; Rebecca and Clay Kohler, Pleasant Hill; Kerry and Bill Johnson, St. Peter's; Heather and Chance Duensing, Pleasant Hill; Amy and Ron Berendzen, Holts Summit; Todd and Melissa Ramsey, Overland Park, Kansas; Corey and Marcella Ramsey, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Megan and Shannon Arthur, Rolla; and Erin and Jason Replogle, Joplin; 26 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Precious memories of Mrs. Ramsey will remain in the hearts of her dear family and all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Ramsey at 12 noon, Friday, July 2, 2010, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the First Baptist Church, Vienna. Interment under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2010, in the Dixon Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Vienna, with envelopes available at the Church or the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. On line condolences may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
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