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Frances Alfair Ramsey was born April 2, 1922, in West Terre Haute, Ind., to Dan and Zella Mae Harmon. She went to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Heritage Health in Mendota, Ill., surrounded by her three children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Floyd McClaskey, Norman Harmon and Danny Harmon; her sister, Luciel Siverly; her sister-in-law, Rosemary Harmon; her nephews, Larry and Robert Siverly, Joe and Norman Harmon Jr.; her nieces, Susie Harmon and Vicky Warwick; great-great-granddaughter, Hope Wilkins; and her beloved husband, James Edward Ramsey.
Frances (Alfair, Al) and Jim enjoyed golfing, racing, traveling and spending time with their friends and family, until his passing in 1991. Alfair remained in Terre Haute where she continued to enjoy spending time with her friends and family, playing cards, gardening, traveling, attending her church and bowling, up until the age of 85. In 2011 she moved to Barrington, Ill., and later to Mendota. Alfair was a kind, loving, soft spoken and faithful Christian and a great prayer warrior for those she met and loved. Everyone who came to know her, loved her.
Alfair is survived by her brother, Don Harmon and sister, Doris Stinson; her three children, Jean Forsythe (Gerald), Mike Ramsey (Susan) and Kimberly Grey (James); 20 grandchildren, Michelle Fawcett (Walter), Marsha Forsythe, Monica Breslow (Robert), Melissa Bernadette (Gregg), James Ramsey (Simone) Nicole Ross (Dan), Nina Wade (Shane), Matt Comer (Mary), David Grey (Stacy), Sam Grey, Jennifer Ketchum (Jay). Frances had 31 great-grandchildren, Britini Wilkens (Matthew), Brooke Fawcett, Blake Bell (Ian), Gerald Fawcett (Madeline), Caylee and Colton Fournier, Paige Bernadette, Taylor and Lauren Ramsey, Lucas, Melissa, Levi, Mia and Lincoln Ross, Chase and Brody Davis, Ben, Brady and Brooklyn Wade, Noah, Isaac and Faith Comer, Charlize and Sadie Grey, Chase and Paton Grey, Zane Windom and Nolan Ketchum; one great-great-grandchild, Hunter Wilkens; along with many dear nieces and nephews, Sheri Kastigar (John), Lisa Welsh (Terry), Ronald Harmon (Susie), Curtis Harmon (Mary Jo), Jeff Harmon, Dale Siverly (Jenny), Alberta Siverly, Norman Siverly (Carolyn), Jerry Siverly (Eva), Gary Siverly (Becky), Rod Harmon (Brenda), Jared Kastigar (Lori), Tashina Baer (Robert), Cody Welsh (Lindsay), Brooke Fattal (Jeff), Rocco, Stella and Sienna Baer, and Grady Kastigar.
The funeral service will be Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. CDT at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall, Ill. Frances (Alfair) will then be laid to rest next to her beloved husband and best friend, James E. Ramsey at the Forsythe Cemetery, in Marshall.
The family of Frances Alfair Ramsey would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Heritage Health Senior Care Facility, where she lived the past year and Hospice for their attentiveness and loving care they extended her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, (800) 805-5856 or stjude.org and Hope for Justice (615) 356-0946 or hopeforjustice.org.
Published on June 26, 2017
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