Elva V. Ramsier, 91, formerly of Chatham and Elyria, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Amherst Manor in Amherst. She was born January 18, 1923 in Newport, Ohio, to Wayne and Leona Marie (Mendenhall) Kirkbride. Her family later moved to Wayne, Ohio, where she graduated from high school. She married Kenneth Ramsier on March 31, 1945.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Robert) Sumpter of Elyria and Brenda (Robert) Greenberg of Elyria; one son, Kenneth (Laureen) Ramsier, Jr. of Amherst; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter.
Elva enjoyed life and her sense of humor enriched all of us. She will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; sisters, Evelyn Martin and Vera Czuprun; and brother, Merle Kirkbride.
Funeral service will be held Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi, (330) 948-1122. Pastor Reid Firestone will officiate. Burial will follow at Chatham Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 A.M., Friday, January 24, 2014 at the funeral home.