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NANCY SUE SHAFER RAMSEY
Nancy Ramsey, 66, of Wilkins Township, formerly of Monroeville, passed on to Heaven peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Montefiore Hospital. A graduate of Gateway High School and CCAC-Boyce, Nancy loved her customers and co-workers at the Monroeville and Pitcairn branches of the United States Postal Service, retiring from her Postal Clerk position in 2016 after 29+ years of service. Daughter of the late John R. and Dorothy P. Shafer, she is survived by her loving husband of nearly 32 years, Robert M. Ramsey and their feisty kitty, Mayhem. Nancy was the beloved sister of Joyce (Don) Newcamp of White Oak, Ginny (Jay) Cochenour of Murrysville, Dan (Kim) Shafer of North Huntingdon, and Bob (Sandy) Shafer of Plum Borough. She was also a special “Aunt DeeDee” to Ginger Taylor and her daughters Jaelyn and Julianna; Amanda Berman, Samantha (Jason) Lyons and son Finn, and Claudia Shafer; and Lindsay (Jerry) Holland and their daughters Mia and Harper, as well as dear aunt to Donna Jean Garda (Jeanne) and Cindy O’Donnell (Mark) and their daughters Connor and Madi. She is also remembered with great love by her Uncle Dave and Aunt Evelyn Shafer, and many cousins. Nancy was a cherished part of the Ramsey family, survived by brothers-in-law George (Joanne), Jim (Connie), Bill (Kathy), John (Joanna), Donald (Erin), and David (Elke). Nancy held a special place in her heart for her sister-in-law Fran McLean (deceased) and her surviving spouse Mark. She adored her 12 Ramsey nieces and nephews, and 15 great-nieces and nephews.
Nancy enjoyed dancing and traveling, especially with their wonderful group of Wilkins #3 VFD friends. She and Bob visited many countries over the years, always up for grand adventures and beautiful beaches. Nancy was a truly kind and generous person who loved her family and all animals, especially kitties. She was a voracious reader, and long-time Stephen King fan. Helping the Cross Roads Church quilting ladies construct baby quilts was a new pastime over the last year, even though she initially didn’t think she could even thread a needle! Her kitchen skills highlighted her favorite thing to make – reservations.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., Shaw and Triboro Avenues, Turtle Creek. A service of remembrance and celebration will be held on Monday, August 29 at 11am at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, 2310 Haymaker Road, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be to Wilkins Township Volunteer Fire Department #3, 109 Powell Street, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112 or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.