Dorothy M. Ramsey, 93, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on May 6, 1926 in Fort Madison, IA to Robert & Georgia Hirstine Heidbreder, Sr. She married Donald L. Ramsey on September 18, 1948 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1996.
She worked at Gleason’s and was a cook in several restaurants for many years. She loved cooking, gardening, cross stitch, embroidery, playing cards and watching sports.
Dorothy is survived by: 1-daughter: Lisa Ramsey of Fort Madison, IA; 5-grandchildren; 2-great grandchildren; 1-sister: Esther Womack of Fort Madison, IA; 1-sister in law: Leah (Leon) Malard of Bismarck, ND; 1-brother in law: Richard Ramsey of Port Lavaca, TX and her beloved nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, 2-daughters: Rebecca & Beverley, 4-brothers & 7-sisters.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Soldiers’ Circle in Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Les Featheringill officiating. A memorial has been established for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences to Dorothy’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.