A private family funeral service for Mildred Jackson Ramage, 96, Dawson Springs, was Monday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Bro. Randall Rogers officiated. Burial followed in McNeely Cemetery in Dawson Springs.

She died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1923, the only child of the late Wesley Jackson and Zelma Duncan Jackson. She taught elementary school in Hopkins County, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Dawson Springs First Baptist Church, where she was involved with the Eunice Sunday School class. She was a 1941 graduate of Charles High School — the school’s first graduating class- and went on to attend Bowling Green State College (now Western Kentucky University). When the United States entered World War II, she put her college studies on hold to take an office position with Republic Aircraft in Evansville, Ind., where she worked until the end of the war in 1945. She started her teaching career at Walnut Grove School and taught in several small schoolhouses including Menser School and Ilsley before spending the remainder of her career at Charleston Grade School from 1950-1985.

She was involved with adult literacy programs and also volunteered at the Dawson Springs Museum during her retirement.

Survivors include two daughters, Candis Howton and Julie Roberts; three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.