Myra L. Ramers, nee Stiehl, 92, of Swansea, Ill., born Friday, May 30, 1924, in Pana, Ill., died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
She was the daughter of the former owners of Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis, Ill. Myra attended Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and was an active member of Delta Delta Delta. Following his discharge from the United States Army, Myra married Kenneth G. Ramers on May 4, 1946. They became the parents of three children, a daughter and two sons. In 1966, the family moved to Belleville, Ill., where Myra worked as an administrative assistant in the District 201 Superintendent's office. Following her retirement in 1989, she continued her active role as a member of Signal Hill Lutheran Church in Belleville, Ill. Ken and Myra Ramers celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary before she moved to Grand Manor Retirement Home, Swansea, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Gordon Ramers; her parents, Otto Julius Stiehl, and Amanda, nee Monke, Stiehl; her children, Martha Ramers Beasley, Kenneth Jay Ramers, and John Young Ramers; and a brother, George Jay Stiehl.
Surviving are her grandchildren, Michael Beasley of Sarasota, Fla., Michelle (Tim) Olenn of Boca Raton, Fla., Adriane (Andrew) Miller of Platte City, Mo., Rachel (Quin) Bonner of Wentzville, Mo., and Jennifer Klasek of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Lillia Miller, Katie Olenn, Lucienne Miller,
Kasey Olenn, Lorelei Miller, and Lanette Miller; sister-in-law, Phyllis, nee Bowen, Stiehl; and her extended family, Bette and Devery Miller of Swansea, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Signal Hill Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at: www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Signal Hill Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Signal Hill Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jon Hemler officiating. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 12, 2016