Ramona Jean


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Ramona Jean Linebaugh

Mar 02 1943 - May 02 2008

Ramona Jean Linebaugh, age 65, of Allen, Texas, passed away May 2, 2008, at her home. Ramona was born March 2, 1943 in Cameron, Texas to Emerald Roscoe and Iva Pauline (Joplin) Smith. She grew up in Bucklin, Missouri and graduated from New Cambria, Missouri in 1961. Ramona graduated in 1979 with a bachelor degree in education from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. She married Douglas Linebaugh on January 6, 1984 in Chillicothe, Missouri. Ramona dedicated twenty-seven years of her life to teaching elementary and special education classes in both Missouri and Texas. As an educator in Missouri, she taught at Father McCartan Catholic School (Marceline) as well as Wheeling, Winona, and Fayette school districts. Since moving to Texas, Ramona touched lives in both public and private education settings. In addition to teaching at Brighter Horizons Academy, she has taught in Waxahachie, San Antonio (East Central), Allen, and Garland school districts. She spent the last eight years at Southgate Elementary in the Garland ISD. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Fairview. She is survived by her husband, Douglas of Allen, Texas; daughters, Gina Kilgore and husband, Kim of Allen, Texas and Dawn Shaikh and husband, Moin of Bellevue, Washington; son, William Lowell Hargis, and wife, Tiffinie of Vilseck, Germany; granddaughters, Autumn Kilgore, Shania Hargis, Aneesa and Amara Shaikh; grandsons, Kim Kilgore II, Blake Kilgore, Zach Hargis, and William Lowell Hargis II; great-granddaughter, Jordyn (Kilgore) Weaver. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iva Pauline Lyons, father, E. R. Smith, and step-father, Oscar William Lyons. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM, Monday, May 5, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 3:00-5:00 PM Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ramona Linebaugh Memorial Fund to aid for the purchase of school supplies for teachers at Southgate Elementary, Attention: Principal, 1115 Mayfield Ave., Garland, Texas 75046-5099.
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