BARTLETT — Lola Theda Ramey, 87, of Bartlett died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society of Parsons, after suffering a stroke on Nov. 20.
She was born Dec. 20, 1924, at Altamont to George and Goldie (Cunningham) Brown. She grew up in Altamont and graduated from high school in 1942.
After graduation she worked in Parsons for Kress Department Store. During the war she worked for the rationing board as a tire clerk. She later worked for George Alderman at Waltershire Farm Equipment keeping the books and delivering farm equipment.
After the war, she married Ivan Ramey on Feb. 19, 1946, at her parent’s home in Altamont. Ivan preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1985.
They moved to Dunsmuir, Calif., in 1947 when Ivan was able to find employment on the South Pacific Railroad. They returned to Parsons in 1952 where she worked for the Katy Credit Union until 1969 when she and Ivan moved to St. Louis. In 1971 they moved to Muskogee, Okla. There she worked for the city of Muskogee, United Machine Shop and later for Boulevard Christian Church, keeping the books for the church, the pre-school, the school and the retirement home. She moved to Bartlett in 1990.
Lola was a member of the Bartlett Christian Church. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school class, working in vacation Bible school, being active in the women’s group, doing the church books and even cleaning the church.
She loved spending time with all her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Ramey and Doug Ramey, both of Bartlett; two daughters, Linda Graves and her husband, Kenny, of Bartlett, and Janine Hubbs and her husband, Bill, of Oronogo, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Brown in 1944; her brother, Wes Brown in 1970; her mother, Goldie Brown in 1987; a grandson, Dale Ramey in 1990; a sister, Nadine Stringer in 1996; a brother, Ray Brown in 1997; a brother, Bob Brown in 1998; a daughter-in-law, Trudy Lawson Ramey in 1999; and a sister, Margaret Runkle in 2002.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bartlett Christian Church with Kenny Graves officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Friends may also call at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons until 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the Bartlett Christian Church. They may be left at the church or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.