Ramona A. Gordon
November 17, 1933 – January 29, 2021
Ramona Ann Gordon, 87, of Findlay, Ohio passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Christian Village at Mason, Ohio.
She was born November 17, 1933 in Deshler, Ohio to the late Ralph and Helena (Gilgenbaugh) Breece. On May 25, 1957 she married Walter Gordon and they have shared over 63 years together.
Ramona graduated from Deshler High School in 1951, and she cherished her time in the school marching band. As head majorette, she led the award-winning band as they marched in parades and at county fairs all across Northwest Ohio. Her favorite member of the band was a handsome trumpet player named Walter, the love of her life and her devoted husband.
Ramona was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Findlay, Ohio, and she volunteered at St. Michael’s School for many years while her children were young, helping on the playground and wherever needed. She was also a devoted group leader for the Camp Fire Girls for over 10 years.
She worked at JCPenney in Findlay for 17 years, and was well-known for her drapery and home furnishings expertise. Her creativity and hard-working ethics carried over to her home life as well, where she enjoyed crocheting and sewing, which included making many costumes for the Findlay High School musicals. Ramona was a wonderful cook, and her delicious home-made pies were her specialty. She spent her life loving, caring for, and feeding others. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She is survived by her loving husband, Walter; children, Laura (Kent) Jackson, Lexington, Kentucky; John (Sue) Gordon, Cincinnati, Ohio; Joyce (Scott) McBride, Bucyrus, Ohio; Grandchildren; Alyse McBride, Christy McBride, Matthew McBride, Gina (Tony) Neumann, Claire (James) DeGraw, Ellen (Anthony Steffen) Gordon, Amy (Nelson) Wong, Gregory (Michelle) Jackson, Mark (Kristen Grzywacz) Jackson, Julie Jackson; four great grandchildren (and one on the way); sister-in-laws, DeeDee Breece, and Sr. Madelyn Marie Gordon, and brother-in-law Donald Gordon.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca “Becky” Straley (Grant), and brothers, Louis “Louie” Breece; and Bernard “Ben” Breece (Midge)
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 5 at noon at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, Findlay, Ohio. The funeral will be live streamed at findlaystmichael.org
Graveside services will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler, Ohio. Anyone attending Mass or the service will be required to wear a mask at all times and social distancing guidelines will be practiced. As much as the family would enjoy your loving embrace, we ask that you save those expressions until we can do so safely in the near future.
The family understands if you are unable to attend and encourages you to leave a message or memory at www.feehanrodenbergerfuneralhome.com. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests a donation to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Findlay.
Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler was entrusted with arrangements.
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St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
750 Bright Road, Findlay OH 45840