Norma Ramer

Published on March 11, 2024 Visit Funeral Home Website

Norma Ramer, born June 4, 1963, 60 years old, entered into the sweet arms of Jesus on March 6, 2024, following a lengthy and difficult health journey. Our dearest wife, mother, grandmother, and friend will be deeply missed. Our greatest comfort is knowing she is with Jesus whom she often spoke fondly of and dearly loved!

Norma was the daughter of Omar and Annie (Zook) Stoltzfus.

She lovingly leaves behind her best friend, her rock and her right arm, Douglas Ramer, whom she married on September 24, 1983. Doug and Norma were members of Cornerstone Mennonite Fellowship Church in Ephrata, PA.

She spoke warmth and connection into the lives of each of their three children and nine grandchildren. She loved their visits, babysitting and hot summer pool days. All are surviving, daughter Emily, wife of Travis Rutt of Ephrata, PA; son Justin, husband of Kelsey Ramer of Lititz, PA; son Travis, husband of Chelsea Ramer of Man­heim, PA; nine grandchildren, Maya, Dawson, Emerson, Colton and Eliana Rutt, Avery, Remington, Everhett, Adelyn Ramer; two brothers Jonas, husband of Rachel Stoltzfus of Pine Grove, PA, and David, husband of Linda Stoltzfus of Landrum, SC; sister Hilda Martin, wife of Clyde Martin, Bethel, PA; sister-in-law, Sara Stoltzfus of Myerstown, PA; and num­erous nieces and nephews.

Norma’s parents, Omar and Annie (Zook) Stoltzfus of Pine Grove, PA, and brother Melvin preceded her in death.

During her declining health journey Norma loved her sitting room overlooking the rolling hills, grazing cattle and many types of birds visiting her feeders. On weaker days she spoke softly her encouraging words of “God’s got this.” “All for Jesus.” “He is so good.” With visitors she shared, gratefully, who brought this plant, that flower, the soups, and meals.

Norma spent many hours at Lighthouse Thrift Store, feeling well or not so well, sorting through bags and boxes of donated clothing items. Frequently she would delight over a fun find for a grandchild or another. All the while encouraging the team of volunteers with her dry humor, cheerful comments and one on one chats during her rest breaks. She was a joy and will be greatly missed by her grieving family and friends.

A viewing will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at New Beginnings Charis Fellowship Church, 430 E. Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown. An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 9 to 10 AM, at the church, followed by her funeral service at 10 AM. Interment will follow the service and take place in Meckville Mennonite Cemetery, 1020 Meckville Rd., Bethel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norma’s memory may be made to Urban Lighthouse Ministries, 1349 Vernon Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at