Hilda M. Ramsey

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Hilda M. Ramsey was born August 19, 1921 in Ashland, KY to Esther Franklin and Frank Ramsey. She always said she was born on August 17 th, but the doctor wrote the 19 th on her birth certificate. Her mother married William Young and they had 4 other children. William raised Hilda as his own and he was her father.

Hilda was married twice early in her life. Neither of these marriages produced any children. Even though she never had children of her own, she became a mother figure to her nieces and nephews. She was always there for major events in their lives such as High School and College Graduations, weddings, childbirths, etc. as well as offering guidance and advice when needed.

Hilda had a long and fulfilling life. She enjoyed traveling, music, socializing and being with friends and family. She didn’t drive but could get around Columbus better thana a lot of people. She was a great cook. Most people would brag about her Lemon Squares, 7 up Cake and German Chocolate Cakes. She was an avid sports fan, especially football and basketball. She would travel to Cleveland to see the Cleveland Brown’s play.

She was not an Oprah or Soap Opera watching kind of woman. She was also a person who said how she felt and wasn’t shy about speaking her mind. Hilda’s early career included being a beautician in Dayton, Ohio and working at Argo and Lehne Jewelry store in Columbus. She retired from The Ohio Department of Transportation where she worked as a Secretary/Receptionist Hilda gave her life to Christ and was baptized when she was a young girl in Ashland, KY. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She attended church until her health prevented her from going.

Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Elizabeth (Nita) Owens, Norma Johnson; brothers, William (Dunnie) Young, Richard (Dick) Young and nephews, Cornell Appling, Stephen Owens and Robert Young. She leaves to mourn, nieces, Diane (Owens) Ferguson, Teryl (Young) Simpson (David), Valerie Jennings all of Columbus, Ethel (Owens) Forbes of Cleveland, Teresa Owens of Atlanta, Anita (Appling) Miller (Rex) of Roseville California; nephews, Ted Johnson, (Joan) and Richard Simpson both of Columbus as well as many great nieces and nephews, great- great nieces and nephews along with a host of other family members and friends.

Hilda was received by her Heavenly Father peacefully on January 28, 2023.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, February 10, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


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  1. To the Family of Ms. Hilda,
    Oh, how we will miss Ms. Hilda words cannot express. Ms. Hilda shared her life with me and my family and will never be forgotten. Ms. Hilda was a lady that spoke the truth like it or not. Ms. Hilda was special, that is why I believe God Blessed her with 101 years of life. You go Ms. Hilda to your rest, after being here 101 years you have done enough. We love you Ms. Hilda Jewel, Michael, Marlyn, Sissy and Mia.

  2. Nellene M. Hodge

    My prayers and condolences are with you and your family.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Thinking of you all.

  4. Thomas E Linkous

    Hilda was a wonderful Person. I knew her at ODOT and was one of her boys. She helped me at the Bureau of Environmental Services and was a kind person. When she retired, we all missed her.

  5. It was a blessing to have worked with you at ODOT. thank you for your guidance and words of wisdom, I will miss you. Rest in Heaven, you have been called home.

  6. Dixie Wamsley Leonard

    I worked with Hilda at ODOT for many years. My friend, Pam Wynn and I would pick her up and bring her home from work. I will miss trying to get her to put up a Christmas tree. She would always bake me the best pound cake..She will be missed.

  7. Hilda was not only a co-worker but a close friend. She and I could talk about anything. She rode to work with our friend Dixie and I. Every year when K-Marts had their black Friday sales and had blankets for a good price, we told her Be Ready early in the morning because we need to pick you up so we can go to the sale before work. That way she could get the limited amount also of blankets for us. German chocolate cake—– WOW, the special one she made for me was delicious. I knew that it was made with love. We love you Hilda.

  8. Mrs.Ramsey was a lovely Lady inside and within. We enjoyed our chats and shared a dear friend, Donald Green. May the Lord bless you, her dear family that she loved, with loving memories.

  9. Family, Mrs.Ramsey was a lovely Lady. We enjoyed our chats and shared a dear friend, Donald Green. May the Lord bless you with loving memories of your dear Matriarch.

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