June 8, 1918 - March 9, 2021
Ruth Hanna Victoria Streed Ramsay died peacefully at home on March 9,2021. She was born to Swedish immigrants on June 8,1918 in Springfield, MA. Her early childhood was spent in Springfield, MA and Pascagoula, MS. She graduated from Pascagoula High School with the highest GPA in her class but was not recognized as Valedictorian because she had only attended PHS for two years. She was disappointed that her accomplishment was not published in the newspaper. It is now! She attended Whitworth College and Louisiana State University on full scholarships. After receiving an English degree from LSU, she was hired to teach English at Vancleave High School where she boarded at Etta Ramsay’s home. She met the love of her life when Etta’s son, Vertis, decided it was time to move back home. They were married February 14,1942 and had four children. After raising her children, she worked with her husband, Vertis, at the Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s Office as a Deputy Circuit Clerk. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula and taught Sunday School for many years. Upon their retirement, they were able to travel extensively, attend Mississippi State ballgames, walk in the woods, and enjoy life. She was predeceased by her parents Olaf Victor Streed and Elsa Holm Streed, her husband Vertis Glenn Ramsay, her brothers William Streed and Victor Streed, her sister Isabel Streed Devine and her two sons, Stewart Holm Ramsay (Phyllis) and Robert Glenn Ramsay. She is survived by her daughters Vicki Adair Ramsay Adkison (Wayne) and Ariel Ruth Ramsay Taylor (Austin) and grandchildren Randy Haarala (Karen), David Taylor, Richy Haarala (Terri), Mark Haarala (Shelly), Anne Christine Taylor, Ramsay Taylor (McCall), Hanna Taylor Mayfield (Matthew), Laura Adkinson Lynn (Todd), Daniel Ramsay (Helen), Andrew Adkison, Patrick Ramsay (Joanna) and Alan Adkison, and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A graveside service will be Friday March 12,2021 beginning at 11:00 am at Vancleave #1 Cemetery on Jim Ramsay Road. Rev. Eddie Kirby will be officiating. The family is requesting face mask and social distancing at the graveside service. The family would like to thank Home Instead and her wonderful caregivers with special thanks to Rose Hunter and Bertie Smith, as well as Kindred Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts be made to First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula P.O. Box 371, Pascagoula, MS. You may sign the online register book and send condolences to the Ramsay family at www.holderwellsfuneralhome.com Holder-Wells Funeral Home 4007 Main Street Moss Point, MS 39563 is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Hanna Victoria Streed Ramsay died peacefully at home on March 9,2021. She was born to Swedish immigrants on June 8,1918 in Springfield, MA. Her early childhood was spent in Springfield, MA and Pascagoula, MS. She graduated from Pascagoula... View Obituary & Service Information
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