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Jerry LeRoy Ramsey, born June 6, 1939 to Leonard and Amye (Burgus) Ramsey in Avon, Illinois, passed away August 15, 2016 at Clarke County Hospital.

Jerry studied at various rural schools, graduating from Osceola High School in 1957. Jerry married Joyce Hatfield August 17, 1958, they were married for 29 years. They had two children, Mitchell born August 26, 1960 and Shellie born July 15, 1962. Jerry worked at John Deere in Ankeny, then farmed for over 20 years. After farming he enjoyed building chairs, toy boxes and other items for his grandchildren. He worked as a contractor remodeling and painting houses, including his home.
While living at Homestead Assisted Living, Jerry appreciated the staff and residents. They enjoyed his kindness and sense of humor. He enjoyed being with people, traveling, riding his motorcycle and skiing.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father and mother, loving companion Mary Fauble, and daughter Shellie Sponsler.

He is survived by son Mitchell (Donna), grandchildren Travis, Alyssa, Jabe and Amye of rural Osceola; Katie and Tyler Sponsler of Osceola; sister Patricia Manley and niece Keri Manley of Colorado and nephew Greg (Mary) Manley of Malvern; great-nephews Justin O'Very (Amanda and Kylee) of Arizona and Jakeob O'Very (Mariah, Jakiah and Jaylee) of Colorado; Mary's daughter Michelle of Windsor, Missouri; and son Mike of Ankeny; and many relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 27, 2016 at LifePoint Assembly of God Church in Osceola.