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Rosemary Twitty Ramsey

Sunday, March 6, 2022
Rosemary Twitty Ramsey

Rosemary Twitty Ramsey passed away on February 25, 2022, in Lexington, Oklahoma at the age of 92 years 29 days. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel in Purcell. They family will receive visitors from 1:00 PM, until service time. Interment will follow at the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Oklahoma, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service live streamed at

Rosemary was born on January 27, 1930, in Ennis, Tx, to M. M. and Melba (Upshaw) Twitty. She spent most of her childhood in Ennis, Texas, and graduated from Ennis High School in 1947. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1951, and a Master’s degree in Education from Northeastern State University along with a certification in Educational Diagnostics. Ms. Ramsey served students through a career in public education for 30 years and was an educator in the Ennis Independent School District before retiring in 1995.

Rosemary was married to Vernon Bradley for twenty-seven years, and they raised six children together. Later, she was reunited with a childhood friend, Nicholas Ramsey, with whom she fell in love and married in 1995. They were happily married until his death in 1999. She was a loving mother to six children, grandmother to twelve grandchildren, and a great-grandmother to fifteen great-grandchildren.

One of Rosemary’s many admirable qualities was her sharp wit and sarcastic humor. Ever ready for a mental challenge or a puzzle, Rosemary could often be found working through puzzles as she watched her favorite college football team, the Baylor Bears, of course! Most often, a well-cared-for feline graced her lap as she did so.

Mema was an avid traveler and reflections of her adventures adorned various glass shelves throughout her home in the form of her lighthouse collection. As her tall grandfather clock chimed away, she would often put pen to paper and write reflections, stories and poetry in the most eloquent way.

A bowl of Braum’s ice cream often fueled her late-night creative pursuits, and many of her grandchildren ended up with homemade patches on solid-colored sweatshirts in the 80’s. Always learning, Rosemary was frequently the first one in the family to embrace new technologies and computer programs.

Rosemary accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young girl, and her love for Christ could be seen through the way she loved others. Rosemary’s children have fond memories of the prayers she shared with them and the natural way that she shared her faith. Our family is mourning her loss, but also celebrating her new eternal journey with our God.

Rosemary is preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Ramsey, her grandson Benjamin Bradley, and her brothers Marcus Twitty and Eddie Twitty. She is survived by her children: Connie Bradley of Tucson, Az, Stephen Bradley and wife, Diane of Lexington, OK, Carole McClure and husband, Ronald of Athens, Tx, Mark Bradley of Oklahoma City, Robert “Paul” Bradley and wife, Lori of Lexington, Ok, and Phillip Bradley and wife, Starla of Norman, Ok.; her eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews. and other relavtives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rosemary’s name at Any acknowledgements may be sent to the funeral home, PO Box 903, Purcell, OK 73080 and will be forwarded to the family.

In honor of our grandmother, please solve this puzzle below to figure out the names of Rosemary’s grandchildren:

1. 21:1, 3:5, 6:2, 25:1, 59:2, 19:3, 2:3, 26:2

2. 57:3, 17:1, 7:5, 143:3, 71:6, 6:2, 3:5, 23:6

3. 143:3, 59:2, 57:3, 146:2, 3:5, 44:4

4. 17:1, 21:1, 2:3, 3:5

5. 25:1, 3:5, 6:2, 6:2, 2:3, 7:1, 3:5, 143:3

6. 143:3, 3:5, 21:1, 3:5, 17:2, 59:2, 146:2

7. 92:2, 59:2, 6:2, 2:3, 3:5, 44:4

8. 44:4, 59:2, 7:5, 143:3, 59:2

9. 40:2, 146:2, 2:3, 44:4, 44:4, 2:3, 40:2

10. 25:1, 17:1, 6:2, 59:2, 71:6, 146:2, 59:2, 6:2

11. 25:1, 7:5, 95:5, 71:6, 2:3, 26:2

12. 95:5, 59:2, 57:6, 59:2, 6:2, 6:2, 59:2, 146:2