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Rosemary T. Ramsey
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

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Rosemary T. Ramsey, age 86, long-time resident of Ponca City, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Ponca City.

Friends and loved ones may pay their respects on Thursday, October 5 from 10am-8pm and Friday, October 6 from 8am-8pm. A Rosary Service will take place at 7pm Friday, October 6 in the chapel at Trout Funeral Home & Crematory with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Carson Krittenbrink and Father Deva Undralla officiating. Following the ceremony, Rosemary will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Raymond at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Rosemary was born on November 1, 1930 to Paul Focke and Estella Maurer Focke in Dayton, OH. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Ponca City. Rosemary graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1948. On April 20, 1954, Raymond Ramsey became her dear husband at St. Mary's Catholic Church, celebrating 54 years of marriage before his passing. Over the years Rosemary worked in her family's cafes in the area before becoming a cashier at Dillons and later Rainbo Bread. After retiring, Rosemary lent her hand as a volunteer with the Living Hope Pregnancy Center, the Ponca City Hospital, as well as serving as the head of Christian Services at St. Mary's Catholic Church. When her hands weren't busy out and about, she kept them busy at home with a love for quilting, baking cookies and cakes, reading Christian books, all the while doting lovingly on her cherished family. While her work and hobbies were a big part of her life, Rosemary's devotion to God and St. Mary's Catholic Church were defining elements of her life. Her faithful care for her fellow parishioners was evident in her visits and prayers for those in her church family.

Survivors include her children: Mark Ramsey and wife Cheryl of Ponca City, Jennifer Ramsey-Walls and husband Douglas of El Reno, OK, Tom Ramsey, of Ponca City, grandchildren: Audra Buxton and husband Jeremy of Round Rock, TX, Brady Ramsey of Yukon, OK, Arhia Ramsey of Bethany, OK, great grandchildren: Brady Ramsey II, Koen Buxton, Gavin Buxton, Logan Buxton, Mikel Cozart III.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Deanna Zeller, brothers, Paul Focke and Bernard Focke, as well as her sister Stella Springer.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Living Hope Pregnancy Center, 425 Fairview Suite 3, Ponca City, OK 74601 or St. Mary's Catholic Church, 707 E. Ponca Ave., Ponca City, OK 74601.

Raymond Jordan Ramsey
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

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Raymond Jordan Ramsey, Ponca City resident, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Ponca City Medical Center. He was 76.

A 6:30 p.m. Vigil service will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 in the Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. John J. Michalicka, Celebrant, officiating with Rev. Joseph Schwarz and Rev. Dan Letourneau, Con-Celebrants. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, under the direction of the Trout Funeral Home.

Ray was born on Aug. 4, 1932 in Ponca City, OK, the son of Charles Kenneth Ramsey and Corrine Bowdlear Ramsey. He lived his life in Ponca City except while in the Army. He attended McKinley Elementary School. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1950. In 1952 he joined the United States Army and proudly served our country.

On April 20, 1954 Ray married the love of his life, Rosemary. They made their home in Ponca City and were blessed with 54 years of marriage. He loved to cook and prepared many meals for organizations, family and friends. Ray was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, American Legion, RSVP, Pioneer Club, Main Street, Chamber of Commerce, Senior Circle and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was on the Cherokee Strip Credit Union Board of Directors. For many years he helped Rosemary with annual Lenten and Advent lunches. He loved to volunteer. Ray enjoyed being a Hospice Volunteer and Ponca City Hospital Volunteer for several years.

Ray’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family members include his wife Rosemary, of the home; son, Mark Ramsey and wife Cheryl L. of Ponca City; son, Tom Ramsey of Ponca City; daughter, Deanna Zeller of Oklahoma City and daughter Jennifer Ramsey of El Reno, Oklahoma; one sister, Ann Ramsey Caston of Patagonia, AZ; grandchildren, Audra Buxton and her husband Jeremy of El Paso, TX, Brady Ramsey of Stillwater and Arhia Ramsey of El Reno, OK, one great-grandson Brady Ramsey, II; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and son-in-law, Theron Zeller.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s School Foundation, P.O. Box 1330, Ponca City, OK 74602.

Casket bearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus, 4th degree, Bill Bridges, Bill Schula, Neal Otto, Bob Koehler, Brian Simon, Carl Giddens and Art Meyer.

Honorary Casket Beares will be the Knights of Columbus and volunteers of the Ponca City Medical Center.

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