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Marilyn Rampley

d. December 6, 2011


Marilyn Joan Rampley, age 77, formerly of Kahoka, MO, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Montrose Health Center in Montrose, IA.

Joan was born December 20, 1933 at her parent's home in Huntsville, IL, a daughter of Anderson and Ada Mae McClain Elder.

She married Charles J. Rampley on July 29, 1950 at Hamilton, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Charles, of Montrose, IA; three daughters: Patricia (Mrs. Howard) Bowden of Keokuk, IA, Judy Dray of Keokuk, IA and Michelle "Shelly" Frey and her companion, Dan Wepner, of Kahoka, MO; seven grandchildren: Missy (Mrs. Joe) McFarland of Keokuk, IA, Brad Bowden of Keokuk, IA, Heidi (Mrs. Adam)Cates of Montrose, IA, Steve (Denael) Dray of Keokuk, IA, Jared (Kim) Dray of Warsaw, IL,Justin Gardin of Kahoka, MO and Jerry Gardin of Fort Madison, IA; seven great-grandchildren:

Jake McFarland, Gillian Cates, Ethan Cates, Bryce Lally, Parker Dray, Paxson Dray and Zoe Dray; one brother, Roger (Betty) Elder of Burlington, IA; one sister, Charlotte (Mrs. George) Schneider of Montrose, IA; two sisters-in-law, Patty Elder of Alexandria, MO and Opal Hardy of Peoria, IL; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jordy Gardin; three great-grandchildren: Jessica McFarland and Robert and Rebecca Cooper; a brother, Jim Elder; and infant sister, Ruth Ilene Elder.

Joan graduated from Bowen High School. She went to work at Drydens and was employed there for a total of 33 years . Following her retirement she enjoyed being a housewife reading, and caring for her grandchildren. She was of the Christian faith.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the Keokuk National Cemetery.

Visitation was held 9 a.m. Monday until time of services at Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorials were suggested to the Alzheimers Association.

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