2017-03-15 / Obituaries

Don E. Ramsey

Don E. Ramsey, 85, of Lebanon, formerly of Flora,  quietly passed away with his loving wife by his side at 1:40 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Witham Hospital in Lebanon.

Don was born June 6, 1931, in Miami County, Indiana, the son of Paul and Bernice Jenkins Ramsey of Bunker Hill. He married Marlene Mays on June 24, 1951, at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church and they celebrated 65 years together.

Don served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, including time in Korea where he received various medals, including the Purple Heart. Following his time in service, he worked on the family farm and installed custom cabinets for Zinn Kitchens in Flora for over 35 years.

A dedicated member of the Radnor United Methodist Church, he served on various church committees, went on mission trips, taught Sunday school, and helped to build the new church building.  Since moving to Lebanon, he has attended Centenary United Methodist Church.

He was a member of American Legion Post 222 in Flora for many years.

Don was a passionate sports fan who played multiple sports in high school and was a perennial triples leader in the Carroll County Dartball League. He was an enthusiastic follower of the St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and I.U. Hoosiers.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Mark Ramsey of Peru; a daughter, Susan Willard (husband Jon) of Zionsville; and one sister, Bonnie Horner (husband Norman) of Converse.  Also surviving is their exchange student daughter, Patty Guzman (husband Augustin Romero) and their sons, Rodrigo and Diego Romero Guzman, all of Colombia, South America.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, Deane, Dale, and Delton Ramsey.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Genda Funeral Home, Reinke Chapel, in Flora with the Rev. Anthony Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 910 Fordice Rd., Lebanon, IN 46052.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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