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Ramona "Rosie" Brand

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Ramona Belle “Rosie” Brand was born April 11, 1930 in Rice Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. She passed away March 19, 2021 at the Mount Ayr Health Center at the age of 90.

She was the fifth child of nine born to Merle Carlton and Gladys Emile McCarty

Reynolds. She lived her whole life in Ringgold County and graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1948. Rosie was married to Clyde Edgar Brand on May 23, 1948 at the Methodist parsonage in Kellerton, IA. To this union four children were born James Allen, David Eugene, Cynthia Ann and Gary Dean.

Rosie was a life long homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed embroidering and made many baby quilts, pillowcases, tea towels and dresser scarves. Rosie enjoyed attending church, playing bingo and exercises at the senior center. She was a good listener and gave honest opinions, that we didn't always want to hear. Her nieces and nephew were always welcomed at Aunt Rosie's.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde; her parents, parents-in-law Lewis and Madge Brand. Brothers John Reynolds,Burl and Deloris Reynolds, Francis and Loretta Reynolds,Ronald Reynolds, Sisters Dorothy and Richard Campbell, Roena and Junior Dredge, Opal (Jeane) and Edgar Robertson, Virginia (Ginger) and Raymond Gaule. Brothers-in-law/Sisters-in-law Harold Brand, Earl Brand, Dean Brand, Ainslee Triggs, Margaret Brand, Robert Schafer, Lyle Gilliland and Walter Cobb.

She is survived by her children: James (Ruth) Brand, David ( Ellen) Brand, Cynthia (Richard) Snethen, Gary ( Linda) Brand. Grandchildren: Kelly Jo Brand (friend Tim Rice), Karen (Ryan) Murphy, Jennifer (Michael) Younts, Shelli (Robert) Testroet, Scott (April) Brand, Leigh Ann (James) Freeman, Travis (Julie) Snethen, Joseph Snethen, Edwin (Melissa) Brand, Andrew, (Michelle) Brand, Jason (Marcee) Brand, Nathaniel Brand, Megan Brand, Melissa (Scott) Byerly, Jennifer (Mathew) Wandell, Cynthia Uhlman. Great grandchildren: Sarah (Clint) Atkison, Zachary Robinson, Nickolas Newton, Demi Collins, Gabrielle, Alexander and Cassandra Younts, Alissa and Emily Testroet, Emma, Marie, Mason and Grace Brand, Deva Freeman, Tanner and Jaynee Snethen, Rori, Vincent and Elizabeth Snethen, Aiden, Noelle and Asher Brand, Ashlyn Brand, Brook Stone-Byerly, Alexandra and Wyatt Wandell. Great great grandchildren: Brookelynn Robinson, Raiden and Madison Atkison, and Peyton Robinson. Brothers/ Sisters-in-law Shari Reynolds, Lois Triggs, Wilma Schafer, Betty Cobb, Jean Gilliland, Lee and Shirley Brand, Paul and Georgia Brand, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Ayr Public Library or Ringgold County Senior Citizens Center.

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I am so sorry for your loss.. As I have not lived close enough to have known her, I have met you. And you are her legacy and I know what a blessing you are. Please know I am praying for you and your family!

~ Pamela Hon Butler and family.

Pamela Hon Butler Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

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