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Wilma Ramsey

July 22, 1930 — December 10, 2020

Wilma Lou Ramsey, 90, of Convoy passed away peacefully December 10, 2020 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center from heart and kidney failure.

She was born July 22, 1930 to Cary and Virgie (Ackom) Purk. On April 27, 1952, she married the love of her life, L. Maynard Ramsey, and they shared 55 years together before his death in April 2008.

Wilma was a 1948 graduate of Union High School. She worked at Sterling Motors, which later became Aeroquip, as a secretary until 1953. After her children were older, she worked for Crestview Schools for 27 years as the high school principal's secretary and later for the superintendent retiring in 1995.

Wilma was an avid reader and a regular visitor at the Convoy Branch of the Brumback Library. She also enjoyed playing euchre weekly with her friends and organizing the senior meal program at her church. She was an American Red Cross volunteer from 2002-2007. Wilma was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Convoy, where she was active in the Fidelitas Women's Group, and the Convoy Research Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth Conn (Michael) of Van Wert; three grandsons, Preston Ramsey (Tammi) of Grove City, Ohio, Jared Conn of Columbus, Ohio, and Anthony Conn of Raleigh, North Carolina; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Philip, her sister, Louise McGinnis, and brothers, Robert Purk and Donald Purk.

Due to COVID-19, there will be public graveside services held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with Rev. Doug Meyer officiating. Facial coverings and social distancing are requested.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Convoy Branch of the Brumback Library.

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Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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