Roger H. Ramsey, died late Wednesday evening, June 26, 2013, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born January 31, 1925, at Garden City, Kansas, the son of Oscar Earnest and Sara Pearl (Horn) Ramsey. As a young boy he attended the Garden City school system, graduating from Garden City High School in 1943. After his graduation, he joined the United States Air Force, serving during World War II. Upon his discharge, he returned began his career in farming and ranching, living in Garden City, Clovis, New Mexico, and moving to Meade in 1987.
He attended the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade and the cowboy ministries. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, caring for animals, spending time in the outdoors, bird watching, and had a fondness for western history.
After his first marriage ended, on March 24, 1980, he married Rhonda Redd at Clovis, New Mexico. She precedes him in death on July 16, 2011.
He is survived by:
His children, Michael Ramsey of Garden City, Kansas
Mark Ramsey of Garden City, Kansas
Marsha Viers of Omaha, Nebraska
Michelle McDaniel of Junction City, Kansas
Dr. Remington Pettit of Perkins, Oklahoma
Nine grandchildren Two great-grandchildren
He is also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Forrest; a brother, Richard; and two sisters, Marjorie and Barbara.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade, with the Reverend Ken Harder presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in care of the funeral home.