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