Ramona Blackmore, a longtime Grand Island resident, has died at the age of 95.
Born in South Dakota, she lived in Rockford, Illinois, until moving to the Buffalo area after her marriage in 1943. She worked for the telephone company as a switchboard operator and raised her two daughters with love and devotion.
At the age of 50, she attended the State University of New York, College at Buffalo, where she received her Master of Science in Education degree. She had the privilege of teaching third grade at Kaegebein School on Grand Island for 20 years. Ramona loved her students and taught them not only academics, but to be kind and respectful of each other.
Ramona was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 66 years. She sang in the church choir for many years, baked for church functions whenever she was asked to, and joined in the church's social and spiritual activities until the age of 94. In addition to the deep love that she had for her family, her Trinity family was the core of her life. She thoroughly enjoyed playing dominos weekly with her friends who were mostly Trinity Church members. Her neighbors were a treasure for her and she was appreciative of everyone who helped her no matter how small the gesture was. Ramona will be missed by many.
A memorial service for Ramona Blackmore will be held Saturday, April 16, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with the memorial service at 11 a.m. followed by her interment. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Trinity United Methodist Church in her memory.
Arrangements by Kaiser Funeral Home.