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Ramsey, Frances "Scampy"  
Frances "Scampy" Ramsey, 85, of Ashland, Illinois died January 9, 2015 in a hospital in Colorado. She traveled to Colorado to spend the holidays with her daughters and their families. She was born November 19, 1929 in Petersburg, daughter of Marguerite and John Rebbe Sr. She was the eighth of 15 children in the family. She married Wayne Ramsey in 1954 in Petersburg. Scampy was active in politics and once served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. She owned and operated Baskin Robbins stores for more than 25 years in Colorado. She was an excellent cook, baker and cake decorator. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was known for her infectious laugh. Following her husband's death, she moved back to Illinois to be closer to her birthplace and family. She enjoyed family events and playing cards. She attended St. Augustine Catholic Church in Ashland. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents as well as her siblings Margaret, Kathryn, John, Joseph, James, Philip, Mary Lita, Daniel, Paul and Ronald. Surviving are son Robert and wife Lynn Ramsey of Georgetown, Texas; daughter Deborah Ramsey and husband Steve Phifer of Staunton, Illinois; son Douglas Ramsey and wife Danita LeBlanc of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; daughter Mary Humann and husband Ray of Loveland, Colorado; daughter Beth Ramsey Fox and her husband Bill Fox of Centennial, Colorado; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, siblings Charlotte, Judith, Constance and Lawrence as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Hurley Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m., Petersburg, following a rosary at St. Peters in Petersburg at 4 p.m. Sister Charlotte Rebbe, Scampy's sister, will be officiating. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Petersburg. Msgr. Thomas Holinga will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Menard County Food Pantry or Blessings in a Backpack. Hurley Funeral Home of Petersburg is assisting with arrangements.
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Jan. 22 to Feb. 21, 2015
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