Rita Jane Vetter Ramsey

Birth
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 18 Jun 2008 (aged 83)
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 39947411 · View Source
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MADISON - Rita Jane Ramsey, age 83, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Sunny Hill Health Care Center after a long illness. She was born in Madison on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Harold (Tim) and Mary (Maime) Vetter. A lifetime resident of Madison, she graduated from West High School. While working at the First National Bank she met Al.

On June 26, 1948, she married Alton G. Ramsey Jr., at St. James Church, one block away from her childhood home on Mound Street. She later kept the books for Al's Art Studio. Rita loved her family and would never miss a chance to get together. She loved to travel with her husband Al and their friends, and loved to show her scrapbooks of Hawaii, Eastern and Western Europe, China, India, Nepal, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean.

Rita liked sewing and crafts, knitting, ceramics, and crochet. She also loved her flower gardens, and feeding her songbird friends, but mostly it was about playing cards with her many neighborhood friends. A welcome partner or fearsome adversary, Rita lived for a good card game. She would don a loving smile then trounce her opponents. In her later life, Rita was stricken with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which slowed her down, but never stopped her. She possessed a positive fighting spirit which stayed with her for the rest of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Al Ramsey of Fitchburg; her son, Tom (Mary Jo) of Hartland, Vt.; her daughter, Judy (Marvin) Kostka of Denmark, Wis.; her daughter, Jean of Madison; and two grandchildren, Jessica (Brian) Liberatore of Yardley, Pa., and Travis (Gisela) of Malden, Mass. Rita was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Herbert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1134 St. James Ct., on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Thomas Baxter officiating. Burial to immediately follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.


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  • Created by: El Memorializer
  • Added: 27 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39947411
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rita Jane Vetter Ramsey (22 May 1925–18 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39947411, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by El Memorializer (contributor 47029561) .