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Ramona Mae Koch

April 8, 1938 — April 10, 2022

Ramona Mae Fuller was born on her grandparents Ritz farm northeast of Wilsonville, NE on April 8, 1938, the oldest of 6 children born to Kenneth and Myrtle (Ritz) Fuller.  She passed away peacefully at the Elwood Care Center, April 10, 2022 with family at her side.  She had celebrated her 84th birthday and it was an excellent day for her.

Ramona started school at a country school north of Wilsonville and had to walk a mile to school.  She was terrified of ten Bensel’s bull and would wait at the bottom of the hill until the older kids would come to get her and finish walking her to school. They then moved to another farm and she attended Wilsonville Public School.  Before 1949 the family moved to a farm north of Lebanon, NE and she then attended the school at Lebanon but married before she graduated.  She received her GED in 1981.

Ramona married Dale Moyer, May 19, 1953, in Oberlin, KS and two days later Dale left for boot camp.  Dale served in the US Army for 16 years and during this time they lived in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, California, Hawaii and Germany.  To this union 4 children were born, Gene Dewayne, Cindy LeiLani, Lori Ann and Kenneth Dean.  Ramona and Dale separated in 1970 at which time Ramona and the children moved to Overton, NE, where she worked for Plectron Corp. until it’s closing in April 1984.  She worked for Omaha All Risk Crop Ins. until it closed.   In 1991 while working at the Elwood Care Center, she met Gilbert Koch and they married July 3, 1993 at Overton, NE and they made their home in Eustis.  She retired from the Care Center in 1997.

Ramona loved to read and enjoyed working as the Eustis Librarian until breaking her ankle in January.  She enjoyed doing cross stitch, putting puzzles together, working crossword puzzles and playing computer solitaire.  She loved flowers but was not blessed with the green thumb her mother had.  Every year she would buy new plants and bulbs and say that if they didn’t grow she was done.  They didn’t grow but she was never done and the next year more plants and bulbs would be planted.  She also enjoyed mowing her yard. She fed the birds and enjoyed watching their antics at the feeder, especially her bright red male cardinals. She collected nutcrackers and angels.  Taking a trip with her was always interesting, especially if she was in charge of the map and giving directions.  She loved spending time with family and going to her grand and great grand children’s activities.

Ramona accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of the Overton United Methodist Church, transferring to the Eustis United Methodist Church after her marriage to Gilbert.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert and Richard and sister Cheryl.  Those left to mourn her loss and celebrate her life are her husband Gilbert, sons Gene (Jan) Moyer, Phoenix, AZ, Ken (Kristi) Moyer, Lexington, NE, daughters, Cindy (Rich) Hasty, Overton, NE, Lori (Dennis) Hinson, Bertrand, NE.  Grand/great grandchildren: Rick and Chuck Werking, and their children Amber and Rose; Shawnelle (Ryan) Nelson and their children Makenna Anderson and Molly Nelson, Cassidy Hasty, Kelsey (Jason) Kunkel and their children, Kendra and Joshua, Garrett Hinson, Trever (Grace) Miller, Lane (Kelsey) Miller and their daughter, Jamesly.  One sister Nanci (Warren) Kimsey of Stayton, OR and a brother Larry Fuller of Arapahoe, NE.  Sister-in-law Marilyn (Ken) Evers of Mishicot, WI and special friends of the family, Jeremy (Jolene) Heins and their children Kolton (Vanessa) and Kaylee, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Eustis Public Library, Eustis United Methodist Church, Eustis Senior Center, Eustis Swimming Pool or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Visitation will take place at the Eustis United Methodist Church, 208 N Morton Street, Monday, April 18, 2022 at 9:00 am, prior to the Celebration of Life services at 10:30.  Interment will be at the Eustis East Cemetery immediately after the service with a lunch to follow at the Eustis Fair Building. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Monday, April 18, 2022

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Eustis United Methodist Church

208 North Morton Street, Eustis, NE 69028

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 18, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Eustis United Methodist Church

208 North Morton Street, Eustis, NE 69028

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