Norma J. Ramsburg, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at Kline Hospice House on May 21, 2023. She was born on July 9, 1939 in Baltimore Maryland to Walter E. Wright and Helen E. (Moxley) Wright.
Norma graduated from Frederick High School in 1957, and after a few years in the business world, she left the workforce to marry and raise a family. Norma is survived by her husband of 63 years, J.R. Ramsburg, Jr.; their son, J. Ray Ramsburg III and wife, Holly; grandchildren Justin Ramsburg, Allie Ramsburg and boyfriend, Tom Mitterndorfer, Jacquelyn McGaughey and husband, Sean, and Jacob Ramsburg; great grandchildren, Grayson and Emory; sisters-in-law, Martha Popovic and Mary Alice Grove; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousin, Rose Harne; and special family friend, Terri Remsburg. She was predeceased by her daughter Betty Ann Ramsburg, sister, Betty Ridgley, and brothers-in-law Allan Browning and Carlton Ridgley.
Norma was a devout Christian who truly put God first, family and friends second, and herself last. A humble and selfless person, Norma was always gracious, possessing an undeniable ability to lift others’ spirits by demonstrating love and concern while subtly sharing her wisdom. Her smile lit up any room, and her warmth would brighten the darkest days.
Norma was a long-time member of St. Paul Utica Lutheran Church, where for many years she taught Sunday School, held titles of Treasurer of the Women's League and Assistant Treasurer of the Church, served supper tables at the Utica Picnic, and offered assistance whenever and where ever needed. Other favorite activities included spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, reading, traveling, and helping others.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.
A Celebration of Norma's life will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 25 at St. Paul Utica Lutheran Church, 10625 Old Frederick Rd in Thurmont.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to The Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr, Frederick, MD 21703, https://www.arcfc.org/; St. Paul Utica Lutheran Church, 10625 Old Frederick Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788; or Kline Hospice House, c/o Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick MD 21701, please note Kline Hospice House on memo line, https://www.frederickhealthhospice.org/Donate-Support.aspx.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.
Norma Jean Ramsburg leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness that will live on for generations to come. Her memory will be forever cherished. Rest In Peace Norma J. Ramsburg.