Oct. 13, 1916 -- Aug. 4, 2012
Opal Eliza (McMorrow) Ramsey, age 95, passed away at the home of her daughter, Margie Ramsey McMorrow on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
She was born October 13, 1916 in Clay County, WV, to the late Mattie (Duffield) and Willis McMorrow.
In her youth, she attended Morning Sun School, and Fox School. She studied nursing, achieved LPN certification, and enjoyed a long career as an LPN at Fisher Titus Memorial Hospital in Norwalk, OH. After her retirement, she devoted her life to nursing others and to helping so many people.
Opal Ramsey was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Norwalk, OH, and of Christian Advent Church of O'Brian, WV. She was also a long time member of The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She loved gardening, and preserving its harvest, she also enjoyed cooking and entertaining.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Ramsey, brothers Clarence McMorrow and Paul McMorrow, and sisters Rosalea Miller, Pearly Alice Nutter, and Hester Graham. She leaves behind daughter Margie McMorrow, son Willis (Bub) Ramsey, grandchildren Terry Ellis, James Ellis, Teresa Hutchinson, Regina Hamalian, Eliza Robertson, Travis Ramsey, Bret Ramsey, Lynette Gallagher; 18 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters Mary Etta Duffield, Edna Butler, and Joan Nutter. She is further survived by nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 10, 2012 at Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay. Burial will be in her family cemetery - The Duffield Cemetery - Duck.
Visitation is 6:00pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, August 9, 2012 as follows: family 5pm at Wilson Shamblin Smith Funeral Home at Clay, WV.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Hope Hospice (www.hope hospice.org/donate), or for the purchase of a concrete bench that will located beneath the big shade tree at the family's Duffield Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com
Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ramsey family.