Beverly Ann (Neavitt) Ramsburg, 80, long time resident of Prairie Village, Kansas died November 18, 2019 at her son’s home in Archie, Missouri.
Beverly was born March 3, 1939, in Atchison, Kansas to Frank and Jennie (Owens) Neavitt. She grew up in Atchison and graduated from Atchison High School in 1957. Then she went to college at Emporia State University and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Beverly met Darrell S. Ramsburg while they were both attending college there. They were married on June 4, 1961.
Beverly excelled at sports. In high school she was named “Athletic Ann”, and was an outstanding guard in basketball, and also played tennis. She was president of the Girls “A” club, a cheerleader, played trumpet in band, and sang in the Methodist church choir, and was once named “Student of the Month”. At Emporia State University, she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a music fraternity for women.
After college, Beverly worked briefly as a substitute teacher, and then was a stay at home mom for many years. She started her working career at Milliken’s Uniforms in Overland Park, KS. After that, she worked at Pyramid Life Insurance Company in Mission, KS, then for many years at NeKan Bell Credit Union in Mission, KS. She then worked and later retired from Credit Union One in Shawnee, KS.
Beverly was a member of Asbury Methodist Church for over 50 years. She directed the Asbury Bell Choir for 24 years, the Asbury Bell Jr. Choir for a few years, and directed the Asbury Bell Trio for about 10 years. Her retiring performance from directing the Asbury Bell Trio was played exactly 2 years to the day before she passed.
Beverly is survived by her husband of 58 years, Darrell S. Ramsburg of Prairie Village, KS; twochildren, son Doug Ramsburg (spouse, Marie) of Archie, MO, and daughter Linda Batten (spouse,Tom) of Gainesville, FL; two granddaughters, Renee Bichel (spouse, Curtis) of Peculiar, MO, and Taylor Batten of Gainesville, FL; and three great grandchildren, Joshua Bichel, Addison Bichel, Havilah Bichel of Peculiar, MO; and one sister Jeannine Neavitt, OSB.
Beverly was preceded in death by four brothers, David, William, Hugh, and Donald; and one sister Olwen.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at Asbury Methodist Church, 5400 w. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may begiven to Asbury Methodist Church Music Department
Neighbor and friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas
We are so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. She was kind,caring and loving. It was a joy to know her and be her neighbor.
We will always remember her and feel the blessings she left behind.
Marcia and Lisa
Friend ,Gainesville ,Florida
God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around her and whispered come with me. With tear filled eyes we watched her suffer and fade away. Although we loved her deeply, We could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest , God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best 💔💔💔Author Unknown She had a truly wonderful spirit about her , So loving, caring and kino. My favorite was her hugs and beautiful smile, my prayers and love to her family she will be greatly missed