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Mel O Dea Ramon

April 25, 1943 ~ November 3, 2019 (age 76)

Obituary

Mel O Dea Ramon, 76, of Marshall died on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Oaklawn Hospital.
Mel O Dea was born on April 25, 1943 in Detroit to Richard and Melba (Soullier) Winslow. On December 21, 1959 she married Rafael Ramon Jr. in Detroit. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2004.
Mel O Dea and Rafael raised nine children while enjoying 45 years of marriage. Mel O Dea was a "Jill of all trades" over the years self-starting home businesses of wallpapering and decorating and teaching herself to work on or fix anything. She was honored as Woman of the Year by Marshall Rotary Club in 1985. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, camping, traveling, sewing, playing cards and games with friends and family. Above all she was best known as a day care provider/caregiver to many children over the years who lovingly called her Dea.
In recent years, Mel O Dea attended Victory Life Church, enjoyed games at Marshall Nursing and Rehab and cherished all visits and time spent with her friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Meldonna (Jim) Perkins, Rafael (Treva) Ramon, III, Mario (Pati Mundey) Ramon, Sam (Carol) Ramon, Alejandro (Robert Knight) Ramon, Maria (David) VanArman, Jacob Ramon, Matthew (Walleed Shirzoi) Ramon, Daniel Ramon; grandchildren, Rafael IV, Mario, Crystal, Meghan, Chelsea, Nicholas, Brady, Alecia, Ryder, and Delaney; great-grandchildren, Freeman and Avera; siblings, Browning Winslow, Wynne Downing, and Summer (Lowell) Parson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings DeeDee Roman and Roger Winslow.
Family will greet friends from 4-7pm on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US 27 North. Funeral services celebrating her life will take place at 12 Noon on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will follow at 2pm at Fort Custer National Cemetery. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in her honor the family suggests Marshall Area Community Services (M.A.C.S). Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the on line guestbook at www.kempffuneralhome.com


Visitation

NOV 7. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Service

NOV 8. 12:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Burial

NOV 8. 2:00 PM (EST)

Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road
Augusta, MI, 49012

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Services

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