Augusta (Ed) Ramey

Augusta Edward Ramey passed peacefully at his home on 3-24-2023 with family and friends at bedside.

“ Gus Edward “, was born January 10th, 1938 Northwest of the Great Appalachians, & was raised in West Virginia near Charleston.  Ed was the youngest of eight children.  He had four brothers & three sisters, all preceded him in death.

He joined the Air Force at 18, & traveled the world before landing at Forbes Field in Topeka Ks.  After discharge, ED moved to Lawrence Ks., & called it home for the remainder of his life.

He was initiated into the International Union of Operating Engineers on March 1st 1969 & had a successful 53 yr career, bulldozing his way to a playful retirement.  Ed enjoyed life, & had many interests & hobbies.  He loved the outdoors, spending time with family & friends, traveling, flying his RC planes, & could easily be found on a nearby golf course, where he mastered his game & secured three holes in one during his life.

Ed fathered four children, three daughters and a son.  His eldest child Kimberly A. Turner precedes him in death.  He leaves behind son Ray E. Ramey { Lawrence}. Daughter Rene M. Ramey { Tucker} & grandson Charles Edward {Eudora Ks.}, grand daughter Haley Turner { Eudora Ks.}, & daughter Janna Ryan { Laverne OK}.  He had several  Cousins, nieces & nephews across the map, His long time companion Shirley Weeks &  best furry friend Molly survive of the home.  ED will be sadly missed by many.

Visitation will be April 21st from 5-7 pm at Rumsey Funeral Home, Lawrence, Ks.  Celebration of Life will be 4-10 pm on April 22nd at FOE Lodge # 309 Lawrence Ks.  Wakarusa River Band , food/drinks, & memories to share.  Family suggest memorial contributions to Operating Engineers Apprentice program c/o Operating Engineers Go Fund Me  https://gofund.me/13aeaa9d

Messages & Condolences

From Adrian K Turner...

RIP you old curmudgeon. I hope you are flying your planes in Heaven. Rest easy old man.

From Steve Foland...

RIP old friend God be with the family

From Danielle...

Condolences to his family. Ed was always the life of the party. When I bartended at the Eagles many years ago, he was always kind and fun and we had a lot of fun golfing together even though I only went for the booze lol. Rest in Peace Ed!
From Danielle & Trent Christie

From Donny kight...

Oh god Ed the memories the fun we they can’t take that away from us had working hunting , drinking together great times you could always make all of laugh you are one of best a kind the best

From Donny knight...

You were always one of us brother my whole family love you I never could’ve turned out to be near the operating engineer that I did without you teaching me. I made a great living because of you, but we had so much fun hunting out running around hanging out together playing pool You’re always the best pool player ever met. I love you my whole family loves you. I hope you rest in peace deserve it.

From Donny knight...

He was more than a friend he was family all my family and friends loved you. You were one of us. I never would’ve been near the Operating Engineers without you teaching me the things that you did. I could never thank you enough for that God we had so many good times. I’m gonna miss you dearly brother. Love you please rest in peace.

From Kelly Cooper...

Ol’ Magoo will be sorely missed! Still feel bad for him;{when I was married to Skip Montgomery}, during a BBQ(at our farm),Ed crashed his RC plane into our horse pasture 🤬! Soo many pieces…..🤗 Love that sweet,burly man💜 My heartfelt thoughts are with you All💖

From Sharey Thomas...

Oh Pops how the world will be duller without you in it. You took me in and always treated me as one of the kids. Man we had some great times. I thank you Shirley for letting me in. I will miss our talks between the three of us. Love to all!

From Bill Renick...

Gotta love the T-shirt he wore “Look out, big front coming thru”.
What a guy.

From Mary K. Morris and Bruce N. Humphreys...

Aunt Shirley, our deepest condolences to you and all of your family. Our prayers are with you.

From John Bateson...

Ed was always a hoot. Never a dull minute when he was around.
Loved his golf and enjoyed his work up until his last years.
Prayers for the family.

From Joe Calandrino...

God bless you, Ed Ramey.
A great man, and a great member of the Fraternal order of Eagles #309.
He’ll always be Mr. Smooth to me.

From Janet Kelley...

What a wonderful man was your Ed! I truly enjoyed working with and getting to know him better through our mutual tenure at RDJE. Shirley, you and your family remain in my prayers as you mourn. May memories bring you peace during this difficult time. (I believe heaven just got a whole lot more interesting!)

From Sandra Whitehead...

I was so sorry to hear about Ed passing, that makes my heart so very sad. Ed was one of the greatest guys I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Sending prayers and love to Shirley and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Mr Ed.

From Deb Fahrendorff...

RIP Mr. Ed !! Prayers for your Family & Shirley!! You will be very missed!! 🙏❤️

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