Victoria J. "Vicky" Ramirez
Victoria Ramirez Victoria J. "Vicky" Ramirez, nee Manso, 85, of Fairview Heights, Ill., formerly of Fairmont City, Ill., born on August 10, 1931, died on February 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill. Vicky was the office manager at Holy Cross Cemetery for 29 years. She was a loving mother, Wella and Great-Wella, as well as a wonderful sister and aunt. She will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Ramirez Sr.; her son, David Ramirez; her great-granddaughter, Parker Franks; her parents, Jose and Benita, nee Muniz Manso; and her siblings, Mary Alva and Joseph "Pepe" Manso Sr. She is survived by her children, Richard (Ruth) Ramirez Jr., of Saline, Mich., Virginia "Margarita" (David) Wyant of Cabot, Ark., Joseph "Polo" (Cheryl) Ramirez of Des Moines, Iowa and Rose (Jeff) Renken of Willow Spring, N.C.; her grandchildren, Krystal Carpenter, Chad Carpenter, Kristen (Joshua) Bansal, Kathryn (Trevor) VanValkenburg, Malinda (Kevin) Franks, Joseph Ramirez Jr., Ashlee (Michael) Akins and Lacey (Nathan) Hicks; her great-grandchildren, Caitlynn West, Charlee Stafford Carpenter, Noah VanValkenburg, Dominic VanValkenburg, Payton Franks, Teaghan Franks and Reagan Akins; her siblings, Rosalie Boyd of Manchester, Mich., August Manso of East St. Louis, Ill. and Virginia (Robert) Martiszus of New Baden, Ill.; her sisters-in-law, Lola Chilton, Carmina Arriola, both of Fairmont City, Ill., Ruth Manso of Fairmont City, Ill., and Angie Zakzewski of Caseyville, Ill.; her special friends and co-workers, Connie Stines, Joseph Hubbard, Frank Borawski, Brian Borawski , Aaron Hasenstab, Dee Dee Murray, Jessi Brown, Adam Mehring, Zach Normansell, Austin Sauget and Steve Drew. Vicky is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Catholic Urban Program. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com . Visitation: Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights, Ill. Services: Funeral Service will be at 11 a..m on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Ill. KASSLY MORTUARY LTD., Fairview Heights, Ill.
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