Lavila Ramsey

Lavila (Vi) Ramsey

August 21, 2019

DAVENPORT-On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Lavila (Vi) Ramsey, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 92 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

She was born in Atlantic, Iowa and raised in Davenport. She met and married Guy Ramsey in 1950. They had 3 children, Sharon Kieffert (William Kieffert), Kim Ramsey (Faye Ramsey), and Nannette Ramsey (Mark Lucas). She dearly loved her grandsons, Corey Ramsey and Justin Ramsey along with Corey's five children, Morgan, Kari, Zachary, Ainsley and Teagan Mae. Vi graduated from Stewart's School of Hairstyling. She worked in her own beauty shop for 55 years during which time she raised the children by herself. She was a devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and raised her children in the church. She lived life with a song in her heart and a dance step ready to erupt. She was always pleased when her Ridgecrest family asked her to yodel and enjoyed her days visiting with family and friends. Lavila was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Doris, her favorite Aunt Rachel, and her brother Lloyd. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel with one hour prior visitation.


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Published by Quad-City Times on Aug. 22, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
24
Visitation
1:00p.m.
The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807
Aug
24
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52807
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The Runge Mortuary and Crematory
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Sharon, Nan & family:
You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of dear Vi! What a wonderful lady she was! She always had such a great attitude and sense of humor! Her "yodeling" would make everyone smile!! May she rest in the arms of our Loving Father in Heaven! Many prayers for all of you as you grieve her loss! She was a dear friend!
Marjorie Hunn
August 24, 2019
Sharon & Nan,
It was a great pleasure to see Vi on a daily basis. I will miss her so very much.
Her smile, sarcasm & her yodeling made my entire day.
I'm wrapping my arms around you and giving you big hugs.
Tera Teel
August 23, 2019
Nan,
So sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She had a smile for everyone each and every time I saw her, much like yourself. My thoughts are with you and your family during the days ahead.
August 23, 2019
Lavila 'Vi' was such a dear to my mother, Mary Boege, and Mom so enjoyed whenever she went to get her hair done. I remember going with Mom a few times and listening to their chit-chat and just smiling knowing what fun they had when they got together. Thank you, Vi, for always making my Mom look and feel beautiful. I know you're in Heaven with her, catching up on the last few years and making her look lovely once again. Rest well, Vi.
Ann Boege
August 23, 2019
Nan,
So sorry for the loss of your mom.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Frances
August 22, 2019
Sharon and Nan- So sorry to her about your mom. She was held in the highest regard by all of my family. What a great lady!
Ed McDonnell
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August 22, 2019
Marjorie Hunn
August 22, 2019