Ramona (Goodwin) Landrus was born in Mattoon, IL, and recently moved to Laguna Hills, California to be with her daughter, Connie (Landrus) Vaughan. Ramona passed away shortly after a sudden fall, and is terribly missed by her family and friends, especially her sense of humor and quick wit.
Ramona went to Mattoon High School, where she met the love of her life, her husband, Robert Eugene Landrus. After high school, Ramona and Robert moved to San Diego while Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Ramona loved San Diego, especially the flowers, fruit, and trips to the ocean. Ramona worked for Convair Enterprises (San Diego) in the early 1950s, one of the first women to ever program a computer at Convair.
Ramona returned to Illinois and lived there for 83 years, retiring after 30 years if service from J.C. Penney where she was the Midwest Regional Manager for the Decorating Studios. Ramona loved working for J. C. Penney and designing beautiful draperies and carpeting for customers.
Ramona was artistic and loved to paint, sew, and color. She was an avid reader, gardener, and loved spending time with her granddaughter.
In retirement, Ramona became a Franciscan in the Secular Franciscan Order of the Catholic Church, devoting her life to the tenets of St. Francis. She loved visiting members in need at her parish, St. Christopher, Midlothian Illinois.
Ramona is survived by her eldest daughter, Connie Vaughan, her son-in-law, Warren Vaughan, her grandson, Michael Vaughan (California), her granddaughter, Brenna McAllister (North Carolina), and her other son-in-law, Jim McAllister (Illinois). Ramona was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Landrus and her younger daughter, Debbie (Landrus) McAllister.
Memorial contributions are welcomed; please make donations to her favorite charity, St. Joseph’s Indian School. P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326/ www.stjo.orgin memory of Ramona B. Landrus.