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Marilyn Jean Ramos

February 25, 1929 - October 19, 2018

Marilyn Jean Ramos, age 89, of Springfield, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 19, 2018 at her residence surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born on February 25th, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Fred and Helen Gilbert. She grew up in St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis. After graduating from high school in 1946, she worked at Minneapolis Honeywell and later worked for Minneapolis Compensation Rating Bureau.

Marilyn married Armond Ramos from St. Paul, Minnesota in 1952 and they spent 33 wonderful years together. Because of Armond’s service in the Navy, they lived in Key West, Florida; Summers Point, New Jersey; and Virginia Beach, Virginia with Marilyn often returning to Minneapolis while Armond travelled with the Navy. After transferring to the Air Force, they settled at Edwards Air Force Base, California and then Lancaster, California. Armond retired from the Armed Service in 1962 and worked as a technical representative for General Electric’s Aviation division. By this time, they had three daughters: Kathryn Lynn, Cynthia Lee, and Michele Ann.

Armond’s job with General Electric included several assignments and the family uprooted to Wichita, KS; Tehran, Iran; Antwerp, Belgium and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They returned to the United States in 1978 with a final assignment in Joplin, Missouri. Armond passed away in 1985 and Marilyn continued to live in Joplin until May 2011 at which time she moved to Springfield, IL.

Marilyn was a strong, giving, and spiritual woman. She volunteered at a battered wives shelter, tutored for Laubach Literacy, and was a care giver for the elderly. She led Bible studies at nursing homes and hosted Bible studies in her own home wherever her travels took her. Marilyn’s commitment to the Lord was evident to all who knew her. Her knowledge of the Bible and its application amazed everyone. Marilyn attended Hope Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

Marilyn enjoyed music, drawing, painting, journaling, and traveling. She always embraced her new surroundings and made a loving home for herself and her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Marilyn is survived by her three daughters, Kathyrn (Robby) George, Cynthia Tobey, and Michele (John) Heumann; three grandchildren, Sarah Tobey, Eric and Jessica Heumann; five great-grandchildren, Talon, Zion, Kaitlyn, Chance, and Zane.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Helen Gilbert; her husband Armond Ramos and her granddaughter Kelly Gladney.

The family is grateful to the wonderful caregivers at Memorial Home Health and friends from Hope Presbyterian Church.

Cremation will be accorded by Staab Funeral Homes.

Memorial gathering: 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th at Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Avenue, Springfield. Pastor Chuck Goodman will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions honoring Marilyn may be made to Hope Presbyterian Church.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 03:00 pm

Hope Presbyterian Church


2211 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, 62704


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, contributions honoring Marilyn may be made to Hope Presbyterian Church.

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