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Ramona Archer

July 31, 1924 — January 21, 2023

Ramona Archer

Mrs. Ramona McDonald Archer died Saturday, January 21, in Grandview, Texas, where she was a resident at Grandview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Born July 31, 1924, in Munger, Limestone County, Texas, Ramona was the daughter and oldest child of Cecil Minton (Milton) McDonald and Margaret Cathlene Thomas McDonald. She married Joseph (Joe) B. Archer on January 17, 1945. Through the years, they lived and worked and raised their three children in a number of places: Santa Ana, California; Prairie Hill, TX; Waco, TX; Henderson, TX; and Marshall, TX.
Known for her servant’s heart, Mrs. Archer’s life reflected a strong Christian faith and the importance of family and friends. She was not afraid of hard work and had a variety of jobs through the years, eventually retiring from a business she and her husband owned and operated together—Archer Insurance Agency and Combined Reality in Marshall, TX.
She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, canning, making jellies and preserves, league bowling, art and ceramics. Famous for her homemade biscuits and pies, her home was always a favorite gathering place for holiday gatherings. And there was always room for an extra plate at the table.
Preceding Ramona in death were her husband Joe B. Archer, son Stanley M. Archer, parents Cecil and Maggie McDonald, brothers V.T. and Jimmy McDonald, and sister Bobbie Green.
Surviving family:
Daughter Beverly Phillips and husband Myer of Nashville, TN; daughter Toni Kirkpatrick and husband Kirk of Somerville,TX; daughter-in-law Mary Garcia Archer of Marshall, TX.
Grandchildren: Janelle Parker of Cleburne, Stephanie Rowan of Elysian Fields, TX, Veronica Miller of Wichita Falls, TX, Cole Kirkpatrick of Austin, TX, Jacob Kirkpatrick of Cypress.
Great grandchildren: Jameson Parker, Jordan Vick, Samara Miller, and Chloe and Paige Kirkpatrick.
Sister: Ruby Shanks of Arlington, TX.
Sisters-in-law: Dixie Lee Reed of Waco, TX; Mary Joyce McDonald of Waco, TX; Judy McDonald of Midlothian, TX.
Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Wings Over Texas Hospice and Grandview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their tender, loving care of Mrs. Archer.
Graveside service for Ramona will be 11:15 A.M., Thursday, February 9, 2023 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, TX. Visitation will be held 6-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home in Cleburne, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association Research or the charity of your choice.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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