Ramona Orick

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

THEBES, Ill. — Ramona Ruth Holshouser Orick, 75, of Thebes died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Jan. 18, 1934, in McClure, Ill., daughter of Albert and Alberta Kaufman Holshouser. She and Robert Orick were married Dec. 18, 1954, in Cairo, Ill.

Orick graduated from McClure Community High School in 1952. She was a member of East Cape Baptist Church and also attended United Pentecostal Church in Thebes.

She loved to fish, play cards and spend time with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Tammy (John "Trea") Hill of Thebes; three brothers, Lennis (Jackie) Holshouser of Savannah, Ga., Douglas (Rita) Holshouser of Marble Hill, Mo., David (Daria) Holshouser of Perryville, Mo.; three sisters, Gerri (Ernie) Forehand and Doris (Bill) Snell of Thebes, Bobbi (Kenny) Verble of Wolf Lake, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Holshouser and Bernetta Holshouser of Anna, Ill.; and a grandson, Clayton Hill of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kenny and Lloyd Holshouser; and an infant sister, Lois Holshouser.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raymond Oxford and the Rev. Jimmie Monaham officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at McClure.

Memorials may be made to Lindsey Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 159, McClure, Ill., 62957.