Ramona Ann (Moore) Moore

Born: Sun., May 17, 1953
Died: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Location: St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church


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 Ramona Ann Moore

May 17, 1953 - Nov. 16, 2017

SOUTH BEND - Ramona Ann Moore, age 64, of South Bend, IN, passed away surrounded by family at her home on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Ramona was born in Coldwater, Ohio on April 17, 1953 to Margaret and Walter A. Moore.

Ramona is survived by her siblings, Robin Kinney Sullivan, Tony (Pam) Moore, and Terrence (Edel) Moore, brother-in-law, Rick Gerbasich, many loving nephews and nieces, and her pet companion, Kitty. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Walter A. Moore, her loving sister, Monica Gerbasich, brothers-in-law, Dan (Robin) Sullivan and Ray (Robin) Kinney; and her companion dogs, Fluffy and Bunny.

Ramona attended St. Anthony's grade school class of ‘67 and St. Joseph's High School class of ‘71. She pursued her love of teaching at Indiana University, where she majored in elementary education and earned her teaching license in June 1976. She began her teaching career in Arizona where she also earned her Master's in Education from University of Arizona.

Ramona returned to South Bend and began teaching in the South Bend School Corporation in 1983. She taught different grades at the elementary level at Harrison, Muessel, and Darden schools. She then taught art at Swanson and Tarkington schools. She loved her students and they in turn loved her. She would often share many humorous stories about her classroom and school experiences. Ramona retired in June 2017 after teaching for 40 years.

Ramona loved entertaining and singing. She performed with the South Bend Press Club for many years at their annual ‘Hoaxes' fund-raiser. She also sang with local bands in the 1980's. Ramona also loved storytelling and writing, and published a children's book called ‘Fiddle'.

Ramona was an exuberant soul who livened up every gathering and wasn't afraid to voice her opinion when defending injustice and the underdogs of the world. She was also spiritual and would lend a sympathetic and understanding ear to family and friends when they needed someone to lean on. Ramona was a true and loyal fan of Notre Dame football and always cheered them on no matter the outcome. While others might turn off the game during a rare blow-out, Ramona would admonish everyone that true fans cheered to the very end regardless of the score. We were reminded of her intense enthusiasm and loyalty as we watched with Ramona the most recent Notre Dame game against Miami.

Ramona bravely battled breast cancer for several years and despite many set-backs, she displayed a consistently positive and courageous attitude towards her illness, which earned her the respect and admiration of all who witnessed her struggles with declining health.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, at St. Therese Little Flower Church. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 3 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 21 in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., where a Wake Service will be held at 6:30 and a time of sharing will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Ramona's memory to the following organization:

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org
30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 800 952 7430 x4712

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Brian & Micki Boulac
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Robin, Tony and Terry

So sorry for your loss. Our families shared so may wonderful ND experiences and now seem to be grieving together to often. She is in the loving arms of your parents once again.

With love and prayers,
Brian & Micki Boulac

Heidi And Melissa Bash
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
We were blessed to know Ms. Moore from Swanson School. She was my daughter's Art teacher, and Melissa and I really adored her. She was so funny and fun with the kids. Many times I had the joy to visit with her and she would always be smiling and laughing. She provided classical music to the students and exposed them to famous artist's although they were only 8 years old. We are so sad of her passing, but so fortunate to have known her as a favorite teacher.

Marcia Brown Humphrey & Bertha M. Brown
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
MR. TERRY MOORE & FAMILY

ME AND MOTHER ARE WITH YOU IN PRAYER. WE HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING RAMONA AT WELLBROOKE NURSING HOME , WHEN WERE ALL SITTING IN THE GARDEN OUTSIDE. THE LORD NEEDED RAMONA TO COMPLETE HIS GARDEN AND SHE HAS ENTERED HEAVENS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE.

LOVE ALWAYS

Jeanette Schena
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017

GARDEN PATH was sent by Swanson Primary Center.

Our Deepest Sympathy the Staff of Swanson Primary Center


Rex McHenry
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
My condolences to all the family of Ramona. I was friends with Ramona for over 30 years and just wanted to express my sympathy and may peace be with the family.

Sally Barber
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
Dear Mona,
I treasure the good times we shared. You will always be in my heart. Peace to you and your family. .

Marty Varga
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
Robin,
My heart is with you through your grief. May God blanket you and yours in the comfort only he can provide. {{{HUGS}}} & Love, Marty