Geraldine Ramga, 89
Geraldine Carolynn Ramga, 889, 06755 Lock 14 Road, Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. June 18, 2011, at her home after an extended illness.
She was born April 30, 1922, the daughter of Grace Bailey and Glen Bonifield. In 1938 she married Paul Ramga, who died June 8, 1959.
Surviving are a son, Glenn (Kay) Ramga, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Carolynn (Ray) Sidey, of Wapakoneta, and Pauletta (Jim) Welshimer, of Findlay; four grandchildren, Paul Sidey, Janine (Michael) Loyer, Annette Ramga (Rick) Alatorre, and Rachel Ramga, and two great-grandchildren, Jeannette Loyer and Benjamin Loyer.
She worked diligently on all aspects of farming on the family farm and was awarded Auglaize County Centennial and Sesquicentennial Ancestral Farm in 2003. She was active in church activities all her life. She was a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader for 20 years. She was a former member of Walnut Grove Methodist Church and Bethlehem Methodist Church, and was currently a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Joint Township Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Hospital Guild 6, Lakeside Ohio Property Owners Association, and the Ohio Farm Bureau. She enjoyed cooking, baling, and spending time with her family. She cared for all of her grandchildren and was a nanny to her beloved great-grandchildren from 1989 to 2009.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys, with the Pastors Steve Weatherly and Mary Kay Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Buckland Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Condolences may be expressed at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
Memorials may be sent to the Wayne Street United Methodist Church building fund.