Louella Frances Hogg (Jennie) Ransom, 49, a former employe of the Fairfax County school system who was active in church and volunteer work, died of cancer Nov. 19 at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mrs. Ransom, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Monahans, Tex. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and Northwest Texas State, now the University of Texas at El Paso. Before moving to the Washington area in 1961, she lived in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She taught second grade at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

In the mid-1970s, Mrs. Ransom was a lunchroom hostess at the Hollin Hall Elementary School in Alexandria.

She also was a lifetime member of the Virginia State PTA, a troop leader in the Girl Scouts and a member of the Aldersgate Methodist Church and the executive board of the Tauxemont Community Association, a civic group in Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Graves Ransom of Alexandria; four daughters, Susan Leslie Clemens of Reading, Pa., and Amy Elizabeth, Jennifer Ann and Carol Lea, all of Alexandria; her mother, Mrs. Mozelle Hogg of Monahans; a sister, Ann Harper of Carlsbad, N.M.; a grandmother, Mrs. F.R. Wildman of Monahans, and a grandson.