CHAMPION – Ruby E. Ramsey, 85, the loving and fun-loving mother, grandmother and wife of Champion, died Thursday, September 8, 2022, at her home, after a long illness.
She was born on July 12, 1937 in Logan, Ohio, to Homer Kinnison and Irene Morgan Kinnison.
Ruby was a graduate of Champion High School Class of 1955, where she excelled in studies and was a cheerleader. She stayed in touch with some of her classmates. She put her journalism dreams on hold to become a wife and mother. Ruby taught Sunday School for several years and shared her love for the Lord with hundreds of people. She was author of “A daily dose of the Word of God”, of which she was very proud. She retired after working for Champion Schools for several years.
Ruby married the love of her life, James Ramsey, on August 5, 1955, and he predeceased her in July 2021; they were able to celebrate 57 years together.
She loved camping, cooking and baking. Ruby was famous for her pies, cookies and hot rolls. She loved quilting and crocheting. It was a tradition that every grandchild had an afghan of their favorite colors. She was also a den mother for many years.
She is survived by her sons, Bob (Karen) Ramsey of Troy, Illinois, Dan Ramsey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, John (Rhonda) Ramsey of Kansas City, Mo. and Ed (Christina) Ramsey of Petersburg, Texas; sister, Kay Aston of Champion; brother, Ray (Judy) of Tucson, Arizona.; brothers-in-law, Leonard of Florida and Raymond of Westerville, Ohio; and his sister-in-law, Carolyn Jones of Coshocton, Ohio.
Ruby was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, whom she loved very much; she always made sure they always had special cards for their birthdays. Mother of all sons, Ruby also leaves behind her niece, Cheri (Fred) Woak de Niles, who was like a daughter to her and Jim; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Thomas; and his brother, Dale Kinnison.
Affectionately known as “Nanny,” Ruby’s family would like to thank Dr. Chuirazzi and his staff at Ohio Living Hospice, as well as his personal caregivers, Gina, Lena, Rae, Jamie and Mary. Special thanks to Missy, Leigh, Allison, Heidi, Teresa and Chaplain Dan for all the love and support over the past few years and Meals on Wheels for the great lunches.
In lieu of flowers, material contributions may be made to Parkman Road Christ Church in Ruby’s memory.
Funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, with interment immediately following at Champion Cemetery, where she will be interred with her son, Tom and loving husband, Jim.
Call hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
Arrangements entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.