Mildred L. Ramsey Schroeder
Graveside services for Mildred L. Ramsey Schroeder, 87, Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Eastern Star services will be conducted by East Gate Chapter 367 of Kansas City, Mo.Mrs. Schroeder died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Brookside Manor in Overbrook, Kan.She was born May 17, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., to Marian R. and Mary Alice Ramsey. She graduated in 1937 from East High School in Kansas City, Mo. She moved in 1951 to Lawrence, Kan., where she was a longtime resident. She moved to Brookside Assisted Living in Overbrook in January 2001 and Brookside Manor in December 2003. Mrs. Schroeder worked for Wilson’s Meat Packing Co. in Kansas City and Co-Op Elevator and Medical Arts Business Office in Lawrence. She retired in April 1976. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. She was a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star and held dual memberships with Adah Chapter 7 in Lawrence and East Gate Chapter 367 in Kansas City, Mo. She was a past matron of Adah Chapter and chapter secretary for many years. She served as grand page for Kansas Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star from 1960 to 1972, district aide in 1964, grand press correspondent in 1974 and grand representative of Montana in Kansas from 1982 to 1985.She married Carl W. Schroeder on Jan. 10, 1942. He died Nov. 24, 1997. A son, Dennis Wesley, died in infancy; a daughter, Marsha Hughes, died May 17, 1997; and a sister, Margaret Lineberry, died earlier.Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Nieder and husband Roger, Seal Beach, Calif., and Janice Krambeer and husband Jerry, Decorah, Iowa; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to Grand Chapter of Kansas OES, Estarl Fund, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.