ROCHELLE — Frank H. Ramsey, 95, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 in Rochelle. He was born Sept. 25, 1917 to John and Edna (Gibbs) Ramsey in Russellville, Ky.
Frank retired from Rochelle Roses after working there for 37 years. On Oct. 24, 1939 in Bloomfield, Missouri Frank and Bessie L. Hicks were wed. She preceded him in death on June 18, 1987.
He was also preceded by his brother, Tom; sister, Mary; and two grandsons, Chad Ramsey, in 2005, and Boyd McCoy in 2012.
Frank was a member of the Flagg Center Church of God.
Frank is survived by four sons, Herman (Cathy) of Rochelle, Lester (Vickki) of Rochelle, Franklin (Sue) of Rochelle and Charlie (Jane) of Geneva; two daughters, Freda (Ronald) Ankney of Rochelle and Sharon (Larry) Watson also of Rochelle; three brothers, Ed (Debbie) of Rochelle, Bill (Wilma) of Rochelle and Richard (Mary) of Rockford; 14 grandchildren, Jeff (Debbie) Ramsey, Mike Ramsey, Brian (Jackie) Ramsey, Nicholas (Missy) Ramsey, Nathan (Jenn) Ramsey, Doran Ankney, Brandi Ankney, Steve Ramsey, Missy (John) Helms, Chanda (Eric) von Heimburg, Dawn Watson, Kym (Chris) Vasey, Scot (Krista) Watson and Mandy (Chad) Dockery; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth Street, Rochelle, with Pastor Gordon Landry presiding. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12. Burial will be at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle.
The family requests memorials be made to Flagg Center Church of God. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.