Maria D. Ramos, age 88, of Elgin, went to be with her heavenly father at Advocate Sherman Hospital on July 2, 2017. She was born in Mexico January 2, 1929 to her loving parents, Librado and Felipa (Basaldua) Ramos.

Maria will be remembered as a dedicated servant of God, her family and church. She pioneered the founding of Templo Calvario Church, now known as Discovery Church, in Elgin. She loved singing, worshipping, reading scripture, praying and loved ministering God’s Word through her home Bible studies for years.

Maria worked hard to provide for her family and always gave everything she had. She was a wonderful mother, always loving, caring, and understanding. In her free time, Maria enjoyed gardening, cooking, laughing, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandson.

Maria retired from Chicago Rawhide in Elgin after many years of service.

Maria was preceded in death by her significant other, Manuel DeRueda, Granjeno, TX, and nephew Rodolfo Ramos, Mexico.

Maria is survived by her son Ramiro “Ron” (Corina) DeRueda Sr.; grandchildren Ramiro DeRueda Jr., Andrea (Joe Martinez) DeRueda-Martinez, and Corina A. DeRueda; great-grandson Jacob Andrew Joseph Martinez; niece and nephew, Lupita Ramos, and Alfonso Ramos.

A Celebration of Life Tribute will be held Friday July 21, 2017 4:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., with service at 6:30p.m., at Discovery Church, 200 Prairie St., Elgin IL 60120, Pastors Margaret and Dan Alarcon officiating. Attendees are invited to wear gold, white and black clothing, in honor of her Tribute. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Discovery Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. For more information call 847-741-1128or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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