KILMARNOCK—Margaret Downing Forrester Ransone, 90, of Kilmarnock, died November 16, 2018.
Mrs. Ransone was preceded in death by her parents, Ivis Lee Forrester and Cora Revere Forrester; her husband, Ralph Henry Chilton Ransone and her siblings, Leonard, Robert, Catherine, Roland, Elizabeth, Grafton, Nancy and Garland.
She is survived by two sons and their families, Malcom Ransone and wife, Anna of White Stone, their children, Margaret M. of White Stone, Andrew T. of Weems, and Laura C. of Arlington; and Ralph “Rannie” Ransone and wife, Theresa of Irvington, and their daughter, Emory Ryan and husband, Mike of Arlington.
Mrs. Ransone was graduated from Longwood University and taught Home Economics in the Lancaster County School System for over 46 years. She had great pride in her students careers and their success.
Mrs. Ransone was a lifetime member of Delta Kappa, and a former sponsor of the Lancaster Chapter of the Young Homemakers of Virginia. She was also an active member of Kilmarnock Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, Kilmarnock. Interment followed the service at St Mary’s Whitechapel Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lively. Family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.
Pallbearers were Cameron Forrester, Gene Forrester, Ronnie Forrester, Ed Cockrell, LeRoy Ransone, Artie Ransone, Wilfred Miller, Charles Dixon, Andy Ransone and Cecil Ransone. Honorary pallbearers were Ray Forrester, Lester Brent, Jimmy Jackson and Charles Wiggs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kilmarnock Baptist Church, P. O. Box 99, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, Historyland Community Workshop, c/o Charlotte Underwood, 145 Dillin Drive, Lancaster, VA 22503 or a charity of your choice.