Harold A. Ramsey

November 06, 1911 ‒ March 30, 2005

Mansfield, Ohio

Harold A. Ramsey, of South Trimble Road, and formerly of Church Street, Bellville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.

He was born November 6, 1911 in Butler to William T. and Sarah Blanche (Leedy) Ramsey, was graduated from Butler High School, and had remained a lifelong area resident. On December 30, 1936, he married Evelyn (Garber) Ramsey.

Harold received his Bachelors Degree from Ashland College, and later his Masters from Purdue University in 1960. He began his teaching career in a one room school house off Possum Run Road, and continued at Appleseed School and Mansfield Senior High School, teaching math. He was the business advisor for the Manhigan Yearbook and advisor for the class of 1946.

He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, and because his faith was very important to him, he immersed himself in church activities. He helped build the new church building, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and served as Sunday School superintendant. He was a member of Mastersingers, Men’s Garden Club, National Mathematics Council of Teachers, Richland County Retired Teachers Assoc., and Ohio Retired Teachers Assoc. After retiring, Harold and Evelyn would spend six months a year in Naples, Florida

Harold was an avid gardener, planting a huge vegetable and flower garden. A very bright and gifted man, who always enjoyed learning, he would read books on most any subject. He had a special ability to express himself through eloquent writings. Sports and fishing were also of interest to him.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Harold is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Ramsey of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law Donald and Kathlyn Ramsey of Winnetka, California; a daughter Carol Ramsey of Bellville; a grandson Patrick Ramsey of Winnetka; two sisters-in-law Ruth Ramsey of Avon Lake and Dorothy Ramsey of Mansfield; and a very close family friend and caregiver Deb Willhelm of Bellville.

He was preceded in death by four brothers Leland, Carl, John and Chester Ramsey; and two sisters Helen Taylor and Evelyn Bechtel.

Friends may call Sunday April 3, 2005 from 2 – 4 pm and also one hour prior to the 11 am funeral service on Monday in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Pastor Doug Lewis will officiate with a special musical tribute by Dalton Derr. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Ramsey Music Fund of Main Street United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home.