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Ida Ramsey Boys

AGE: 101 • Wilmington

Born Ida Virginia Ramsey on November 22, 1914 in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, passed away quietly at home on September 1, 2016.

The family moved to Newport, Delaware in the early 30's where her father worked as foreman at the Krebs Pigment Plant. Upon graduation from Wilmington High School in 1933 she found work in the Krebs Plant Offices which were shortly acquired by the Dupont Company Pigments Dept. from which she retired in 1976 after 43 years of service.

Ida married William Raymond Boys in June of 1933 and the two enjoyed many years of travel including 49 of the 50 states. Favorite destinations were New York City for a Broadway Show, Radio City Music Hall and a little shopping,, Las Vegas, Hawaii and Jamaica were top on the list.

Ida joined several bowling leagues over the years including the Dupont League, St. Hedwig's, and Sellar's Senior League., She bowled well into her 80's. Never idle she worked needlepoints, cross stitch and crocheted afgans for many friends and family members especially for each of her beloved nieces.

Ida is predeceased by her parents, Viola Vandever and Alfred Fasset Ramsey and her brother, Earle Hilton Ramsey, sisters Emma R. Bullen and Irma R. Gibson, nieces, Virginia R.Harding, and Cassie L. Reeder.

She is survived by her nephews, Thomas A. Bullen, with whom she lived, Everson. R. Bullen, John Leonard, Thomas Leonard, Victor Leonard and her nieces, Sheri Fagioli, Margaret Mendez, Irma Anderson, and Teresa West their husbands, wives and numerous grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 8, 2016 at 10:30 am at Chandler Funeral Home 2506 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803. Friends and family may visit beginning at 9:30 am. Interment at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA, will follow.
Published in The News Journal from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, 2016
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