Wanda Ramsey Obituary

Wanda M. Ramsey
Wanda M. Ramsey
Wanda M. Ramsey

April 12, 1917 - December 22, 2007
Born in Clarion, IA
Resided in Marshalltown, IA
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Wanda Mary Graves Ramsey, 90, died December 22, 2007 at her home in Marshalltown under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Family will greet friends at the visitation on Wednesday, December 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm at Dunn's Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at First Christian Church, 25th & University in Des Moines on Thursday, December 27th at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Born April 12, 1917 to Emma Cecil and Horace Frederik (Nelson) Graves at Clarion, Iowa. Graduated from Clarion Public Schools in 1935 and from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines in 1938.

Wanda taught country school in Wright County and worked in Des Moines at DeHann/Patterson Dental Supply Company, the Iowa State Teacher's Association located at the Salisbury House, and retired from Heather Manor, a retirement home for teachers, in 1977.

Wanda married Roy Ramsey in August 1947. They made their home and raised their children in Des Moines. She lived in Des Moines from 1937 to

2003 when she moved to Marshalltown to live with her daughter's family. She was a member of First Christian Church, Des Moines and Central Christian Church, Marshalltown where she was an active member of the Christian Women's Fellowship.

Wanda spent her life caring for others and was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her optimism and strong faith was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Wanda is survived by her son Robert (Sharon) Ramsey and daughter Marilyn Walker both of Des Moines, daughter Margaret (Phil) Schwarck and brother Robert (Barbara) Graves both of Marshalltown, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, 1 brother and 1 daughter, Jo Ann Ramsey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Iowa River Hospice or Central Christian Church both located in Marshalltown.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Christian Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, December 27, 2007
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, December 27, 2007


Central Christian Church - Marshalltown
300 W Main
Marshalltown, IA US 50158