Elizabeth "Betty" A. McGrane Ramm, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Living Center West. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew Catholic Church by the Rev. Steve Garner. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Monday at Teahen Funeral Home, where friends may visit with the family following the rosary until 7 p.m., when a vigil service will take place. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday at the church after 9:30 a.m.
Betty is survived by her sons, Stephen McGrane of St. Paul, Minn., and David (Cheryl) Ramm of Keystone; daughters, Linda (Keith) Weber of Toddville and Beverly (Gary) Kotowske, Connie Fillenworth and Jane Ramm, all of Cedar Rapids; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Kalisch of Cedar Rapids; a brother, James (Diane) Kinder of Little Canada, Minn.; and a daughter-in-law, Sue Ramm of Cedar Rapids.
Betty was preceded in death by her husbands, Sylvester McGrane and Gerald Ramm; a brother, Wesley, and his wife, Annette; and a son-in-law, Terry Fillenworth.
Betty was born the daughter of Wesley and Elizabeth Burke Kinder on Oct. 15, 1923, in Dubuque, where she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. She moved to Cedar Rapids in 1954. She married Sylvester McGrane in 1950, and following his death in 1984, married Gerry Ramm on July 31, 1987, in Cedar Rapids. He died in 2011. Betty retired as a information specialist for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 1986 after 28 years.
She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church,
Betty had a great love for her Lord and loved to collect angels. She spent her quiet time reading, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed attending the theater, dancing and playing bridge with her friends.
She was kind and will be remembered for her love of everyone, making cookies and her wonderful margaritas. She was a very courageous and strong person who spent many years as a volunteer with the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Discovery Shop.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Luke's Hospice and Living Center West for all of their loving and gentle care.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.
Posted on Sunday, 22 October 2017