Peggy Eileen Ramey, age 90, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 8:44 A.M. on Monday, March 7, 2022, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. She was born on July 30, 1931, in Saint Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Myron Eugene and Kate Richards O’Hare (Baker) Spicer. She married Alva Eugene “Gene” Ramey who preceded her in death on October 16, 2003.
Peggy is survived by her loving family; daughter, Cathy Eller of Greenville, Illinois; son, Michael Ramey of Centralia, Illinois; son, John Ramey of Greenville, Illinois; son, Charles Ramey and wife Shannon of Keyesport, Illinois; son, James Ramey and wife Nery of Okinawa, Japan; son, Mark Ramey and wife Rachael of Auburn, Washington; son, Donald Ramey and wife Kellie of Odenton, Maryland; daughter, Mary Drummer of Grays Lake, Illinois; and daughter, Carol Gable and significant other Christine Allison of Port Richey, Florida; thirty-two grandchildren; and twenty-four great-grandchildren, with a twenty-fifth great-grandchild soon to arrive.
In addition to her husband, Peggy was preceded by her parents, Myron Spicer and Kate Spicer; brother, Lloyd Spicer; daughter, Patricia Lynn Ramey; and son-in-law, Ted Eller.
Peggy was a very independent person with several interests. She had her own recipe for long life that included lentils, folic acid, and a regime of vitamins. She enjoyed thrifting, always thinking about items for her family; knowing everyone down to their shoe size. She was attentive to current events and enjoyed reading biographies. Peggy was an avid sports fan, knew players by name and faithful to the Super Bowl and World Series. She wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to pitch a ball to her grandchildren. She cherished the time he spent with her loved ones. Most recently celebrating her 90th Birthday with family from all over the world.
Peggy dedicated her career to caring for others and was employed and retired from Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, Illinois. With a modern philosophy, she supported fairness and spirituality. She especially enjoyed Midnight Mass. Early years involved living in a variety of cities and states with her family, with final residency in Centralia, Illinois.
It was the wishes of Mrs. Peggy Eileen Ramey to leave this world quietly with no public visitation or service. She always said she was never good with crowds. The family will celebrate the memory of her life at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s honor to WorldVision.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be received by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois 62801. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, or share memories with Mrs. Ramey’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net.