Rita Jane (Emig) Ramsey, 86, of Wellsburg, WV died peacefully after a short battle with cancer at her daughter’s home in Hampstead, MD.

Born on January 7, 1932 in her family home on Main St. in Wellsburg, WV a daughter of the late Eugene and Angela (Barth) Emig. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Canestraro and her cousin George Michael O’Brien whom she had a close bond with her entire life.

Rita graduated from Mount DeChantal Academy in 1950 and went on to graduate from the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in costume design in 1952. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Wellsburg, WV. Rita worked out of her family home as a seamstress. She was very active in the community having belonged to the Wellsburg Garden Club, along with being co-chairman of the Wellsburg Applefest for many years with her dear cousin, George Michael O’Brien and Ernie Jack. Rita was even named Wellsburg Citizen of the Year.

Rita is survived by three devoted children, Rebecca Ramsey, Mark (Jennifer) Ramsey, and Rhonda Singer all of Hamstead, MD; one sister, Dorothy Welcher of Ormand Beach, FL; one brother, Eugene (Sharon) Emig of Jasper, GA; four grandchildren, Laura Singer, Kyle Singer, James Ramsey, and Christian Ramsey, several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV with a vigil service being held at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 6 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 1300 Charles St., Wellsburg, WV with the Rev. Fr. Dan Pisano as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorable contributions may be made to the Brooke County Public Library and or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to: www.mullenbachfh .com.