Evelyn Mae Ramsey

June 18, 1928June 2, 2019

Evelyn Mae Ramsey, 90, of Urbandale, Iowa passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. A visitation with the family will be at 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Evelyn was born on June 18, 1928 in Marshalltown, Iowa to Fred and Mae (Haas) Gile. The things that brought a smile to Grams face were hanging out and playing with her grandkids, as well as filling her bird feeders while watching for cardinals and humming birds. She also enjoyed working out in her yard on sunny days and hanging out at the ice arena watching the kids play hockey.

Gram adored her family and loved getting together with them at family reunions. She loved to share her special gifts with her family. Everyone looked forward to the famous “scratchies” and dishcloths they received during Christmas and birthdays. Gram also made special meals including goulash with grilled cheese and pot roast. She was an amazing baker and enjoyed making cookies and whoopie-pies for the holidays. Although she is gone and out of sight, she will live on in our hearts forever.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Mike (Mary) Ramsey, Sheri Ramsey, and Mark (Joanne) Ramsey; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and siblings, Dorothy Coughlin and Betty Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Chuck Gile, Mildred Staebler, Ray Gile, and Maxine Logan.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Mercy Hospice for the love and care Evelyn received in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston. For full obituary and expressions of sympathy please visit for the Ramsey family.


  • Brian Ramsey
  • Jeremy Duncan
  • Matt Ramsey
  • Brad Ramsey
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Jeff Spidell
  • Tim Ramsey
  • Zach Ramsey

  • Mercy Hospice-Johnston


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 8, 2019


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Sheila Marean Olson

June 4, 2019

Evelyn was always attending her sons and grandsons hockey and softball games. My boys played both hockey and softball with her family. We have fond memories of Grams support and especially softball where she would bring Kool-Aid for the adult softball games. Love and prayers to the entire family.

Sheila Marean Olson

Diana Torry

June 4, 2019

So very sad, we were lucky to be neighbors with Evelyn on 62nd street. She was so sweet and friendly and enjoyed all the kids so much. There were a lot of 62nd street kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Bob, Diana Torry and family