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Mary Margaret (O'Flaherty) Ramker

October 21, 1919 ~ March 24, 2018 (age 98)
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Mary Margaret Ramker

(Nee, O’Flaherty)

Arlington Heights/Hammond


Mary Margaret O’Flaherty Ramker, age 98, of Arlington Heights, IL formerly of Hammond, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Mary Margaret was the beloved spouse for sixty-three years of the late Daniel T. Ramker, M.D.

Dearest mother of: Michael (Mary Ellen) of Jackson, MI, the late Daniel, Margaret Ann (Faiek Mahmud) of Lincolnshire IL, Richard (Christine) of Nashville, TN, the late Thomas, Gerard (Robin) of Fishers, NY and Hammond, IN, Jean (Orland) Cole of Baldwinsville, NY and Anita (Brian) Sleeman of Simpsonville, SC.

Fond grandmother of Michelle (Peter Daher) Ramker, Daniel (April Johnson-) Ramker, Keith Ramker, Thomas (Breinne) Ramker, Christine (Kurtis) Qualman, Patrick, Andrew and Mary Kathryn Ramker, Kevin, Ryan (Amy) and Justin Cole, Joseph (Allyson) Sleeman, the late Matthew Sleeman.

Dear great-grandmother of Ryder, Michael, Reese, Savannah, Quinn, Lila, Madelyn, Rowan and Aiden.

Dearest sister of the late Irene O’Flaherty (late John J.) Foster, Jr. and the late Paul B. (late Catherine Bigley) O’Flaherty and sister-in-law of the late Mary Ramker (late Henry M.) Geisman and the late Eleanor Ramker (late Frank W.) Tansey and Mary Eileen Swanson (late Paul B.) O’Flaherty

Cherished aunt and godmother to many.


Born in Chicago to Benedict J. and Margaret C. O’Flaherty, Mary Margaret graduated from St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, Aquinas Dominican High School, and Mundelein College, where she received a degree in economics.  She was employed in the business office at Loyola University before her marriage in 1943.  She was a longtime, faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Hammond, IN and of the Beta Chapter of Pi Epsilon Kappa Sorority, a Catholic women’s service organization, for over 60 years.

The family wishes to thank JourneyCare, Great Lakes Caring, and the Church Creek by Five Star staff and residents for their kindness.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Church, 7140 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN with Rev. Charles Mosley and Rev. James K. Foster, CSC co-celebrants. Family and friends will gather at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. Donations may be made to Share Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371-0400.   Arrangement entrusted to Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, (219) 844-1600.

Donations may be made to:

Share Foundation, INC
PO Box 400, Rolling Prairie IN 46371-0400

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