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Rose Alice Andrews Ramsey 1877-1960

RAMSEY, ANDREWS, SORGENFRIE, HIGINBOTHAM

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/30/2012 at 19:23:52

Mrs. James Ramsey of Gruver Dies
Mrs. James F. Ramsey, 82, resident of the Gruver area since 1915, died Saturday [January 30, 1960] shortly before 11 p.m. at her home in Gruver.

Mrs. Ramsey had been in failing health for several months. Two months ago she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and after several weeks in Holy Family Hospital, returned to her home three weeks ago. Thursday night she suffered another stroke.

Rose Alice Andrews was born Nov. 10, 1878 [per cemetery records, 1877] near Grand Ridge, Ill., the daughter of John and Alice Andrews. She grew to young womanhood and received her education in the LaSalle County (Ill.) schools.

Following her marriage to James F. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey farmed near Grand Ridge for a number of years before moving to Iowa. They farmed north and west of Gruver until 1945 when they retired and moved to Gruver where Mrs. Ramsey continued to live after her husbandís death in April, 1951.

Mrs. Ramsey was a member of the Gruver Presbyterian Church, U.P.W. and Royal Neighbors.

She is survived by five sons, Guy S., Santa Rosa, Cal.; William, Lester, Gus and Frank, all of the Gruver area; three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Grace) Sorgenfrie, Blue Earth, Minn., Mrs. William (Alice) Higinbotham, Estherville; and Isabelle, at home; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one granddaughter, two grandsons, her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Family services will be Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. followed by a service for friends at 2 p.m. in the Gruver Presbyterian Church, the Rev. L.V. Osborne officiating. Interment is to be in East Side cemetery.

Pallbearers are Alan Krieger, Frank Barber, Rush Johnson, Don Kirchner, Mel Sorenson, and Harold Howard.

Honorary pallbearers are George Calhan, Walter Blagg, T.E. Anderson, John Juhl, Ed Reinhardt and William Nielsen.

Friends may call at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state from 11:45 until time of services. The casket will not be opened after the services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 1, 1960)


 

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