Leugene Ramsey Bettis died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Washington, Mo. She was born July 21, 1932, in Monette, the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Ramsey and his wife, Anna Mable Neeham Ramsey. She attended school in Manila. She was married Jack Tousand on Oct. 15, 1940. She was owner/operator of a catering service for over 20 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post, past Madam President, and Pacific Eagles auxiliary, past Madam President.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nadine Ramsey, and three brothers, Elvin, Delvin and Wilburn Ramsey.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Tousand of Pacific, Mo., and Randy Tousand, and wife, Penny, of Imperial, Mo; five daughters, Iris Tyacke and husband, Craig, of Denver, Colo., Terecia Jackson and husband, Phillip of Pacific, Mo., Sheila Wilken of Pacific, Mo., Darla Rucker and husband, Kevin, of Osage Beach, Mo., Angella Melkowski and husband, Paul, of Catawissa, Mo.; two sisters, Joann Bennett and husband, Benny, of Manila, and Mavis Edwards and husband, Jarald, of Pacific, Mo., 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral was held at noon Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, Mo., with Pastor Travis Quertermous officiating.