Barbara Bee (Magann) Ramsey, age 82 of Mt. Victory, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Memorial Gables of Marysville Oho.
Barbara was born on May 27, 1936 in Kenton, Ohio to the late Clyde and Herva (Strickland) Magann. On November 14, 1954 she married her high school sweetheart, the late James "Jim" Harold Ramsey, in the Ridgeway United Methodist Church and together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage before Jim went to be with the Lord in December of 2014.
A devoted and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Barbara enjoyed loving and serving her family of 3 children, 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren with number 19 on the way. Barbara's family includes: son - Dan (Jane) Ramsey of Mount Victory having 3 children; Pam (J.D.) Howard with children Hallie and Mason, Katie (Josh) Benson with children Jonah and Jameson, Grant (Kara) Ramsey with children Kaelyn and Rhett; son - the late Tim (Tonya) Ramsey of Mount Victory having 3 children; Travis (Darcy) Ramsey with children Lola and Anna, Troy (Jennifer) Ramsey with children Devan and Kelsey, Tyler (Danielle) Ramsey; daughter - Laurie (Brad) Manns of Ridgeway having 4 children; Brock (Amy) Manns with children Connor, Dawson, Ella, Foster, and Emma, Bethanie (Craig) Overly with children Aubrie, Trenton, and Trace, Holden (Cortney) Manns expecting in October, and Melissa Manns. Barbara's loving family extends to include: brothers-in-law, the late Charles (Joyce) Ramsey and Phillip (Judy) Ramsey; a sister-in-law Phyllis (Ed) Perkins; a sister, the late Judy (Charles) Carles.
Preceding her in death were parents, Clyde and Herva Magann; husband, James Ramsey; son, Tim Ramsey; sister, Judy Carles; brother-in-law, Charles Ramsey; and nephew, Tracy Ramsey.
Barbara was a woman of many gifts and talents, taking to heart the scripture's Proverbs 31 woman. Graduating from Ridgeway High School in 1954, she held the distinction of valedictorian of her class. Upon graduation, she worked as Secretary of the Ridgeway Elementary and High School for a few years. Accepting Jesus Christ as her savior at a young age, Barbara kept a servant's heart all throughout her life. She was a life-long member of Ridgeway United Methodist Church, where she served in many offices throughout her 50 plus years of attending and serving the church. Barbara's hands were rarely still. She was an excellent seamstress, homemaker, and farmwife, making the most of every opportunity to give of her time, skills and talents to whoever would ask her help or have need of them. This love of sewing, baking and serving people lead her to start a small antique, craft, and bakery shop business in the 80's in a historic home in Mt. Victory, known as Park Place.
Barbara was a member of Ridgeway United Methodist Women, Eastern Star, Silver Star Circle of Ridgeway, and a member of the Hardin County Farm Bureau. She gave over 30 years of service as a 4-H advisor and enjoyed volunteering her time to help the local community food pantry, God's Lifeline of Mt. Victory.
Barbara treasured her family foremost, serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and serving the community and her church family. She enjoyed her farm life with Jim and the family. She traveled with her husband to many places in the United States and Canada. She enjoyed life, enjoyed each and every person she met, and everything in it. always giving thanks to God for her many blessings. To say she will be missed is quite the understatement. For to know Barbara Bee Ramsey, was to love her.
Calling hours will be from 3pm - 7pm on Monday, August 6, 2018 at the Price - McElroy Funeral Home in Mount Victory, Ohio. The family invites you to join them in her celebration of life service on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Price - McElroy Funeral Home in Mount Victory with Pastor Corey Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at Hale Cemetery in Mount Victory.
Memorials may be made to the Ridgeway United Methodist Church in Ridgeway, Ohio or to God's Lifeline in Mount Victory, Ohio.
Online condolences may be expressed at pricefh.net.