Phyllis Jean Matson-Kupfer Ramey

Phyllis Jean Matson-Kupfer Ramey

Phyllis Jean Matson-Kupfer Ramey
November 12, 1936 – January 10, 2022
Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Age 85

Phyllis Ramey, 85, of Cedar Rapids passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Phyllis Jean Matson-Kupfer Ramey, daughter of Thomas Alfred and Lelah Mae Johnson Matson, was born November 12, 1936, in Decatur, Illinois.

Phyllis was a 1955 graduate of Peoria High School in Peoria, II.

Phyllis married Robert Kupfer on March 19, 1955, in Peoria, where they spent the first several years of their marriage. Robert died on August 17, 1995, after 40 years of marriage.

After Robert’s discharge from the military, his job took them to Iowa, where they settled in Cedar Rapids, IA. Phyllis worked as a secretary for Life Investors Insurance Company and Rockwell Graphics Systems, she retired March 1, 1992.

April 26, 1997, Phyllis married Gordon Lee Ramey in Bloomington, IL In September 2006 they moved to Oskaloosa. They later divorced, and Phyllis returned to Cedar Rapids in 2012 to live out her days among family.

Phyllis enjoyed reading, walking, having coffee with friends, and taking drives to see the fall leaves in Ball Town.

Phyllis is survived by two sons: Gary (& Kristi) Kupfer of Lenora City, TN and Michael (& Fiancée Marjorie) Kupfer of Cedar Rapids, IA: five grandchildren: Starla. Joy, Desiree, Harmony, and R.J.; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 best friends, Sonya Davis and Gary Zimmerman.

As was Phyllis’s wish, her body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.

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