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Dan Ramey

Dan Ramey, 71, of Webster, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 24 at Reid Hospital.
   He was born June 19, 1941 in Dunlapsville, Indiana to Homer Druley and Nellie Rosetta Townsend Ramey. Dan attended John W. Short High School in Liberty and served in the US Army from 1961-64.
   Dan was a machinist at Perfect Circle and retired in 1990 after 30 years of service. He owned and operated Ramey Excavating until retiring again in 2006.
   Dan was always willing to serve his neighbors and community. He was a Charter Member of the Webster Volunteer Fire Dept., where he served proudly as a fireman and Chief for many years. He had volunteered his talents with Carpenters for Christ since 1995. Dan was a cancer survivor who donated his time and walked for many years in the Wayne County Relay for Life.
   Dan was a man of faith and was a member of Christ United Church in Richmond, serving as a Deacon. He was a member of the Richmond Conservation Club, where he served on the Board of Trustees and shared his love of being an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed time spent in the saddle of the many motorcycles he owned over the years. He knew everything about everything and was always willing to share this knowledge with others.  
   Dan will be missed by his wife, Claudia, who he married on April 1, 2006; his daughters & sons-in-law, Michelle & Ron Drysdale, of Columbus; Melissa & David Samuels, of Centerville; son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Staci Ramey, of Webster; son & daughter-in-law, Wade & Amber Hill, of Boston; 7 granddaughters, Jessica (Travis) Wakefield, Danielle (Michael) Schultz, Grace Drysdale, Rachel Drysdale, Sydney Ramey and Hannah Samuels, Katie Grimwood; grandson, Trey Corneilson; 3 great-granddaughters, Sierra Drysdale, Natalie Schultz and Layla Schultz; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dave & Joan Ramey and Mark & Kathy Ramey, all of Liberty; and many nieces, nephews and cousins..
   Dan was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Betty Ramey, in 1999; 2 sisters, Joan Johnson and Janet Scherer; 1 brother, Carl Ramey
   Pastor Brett Karanovich will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, at the Christ United Church, 3430 Backmeyer Road in Richmond. Interment with military rites will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the church.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to Carpenters for Christ, ATTN: Dave Tidwell, 520 Cleveland Ave. ,Attalla, AL 35954; Richmond Conservation Club, 1509 Williams Road, Williamsburg, IN 47393; or Wayne County Relay For Life.

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I know this a very hard time for you and your family. Times like these is when we need the Lord more than anything. Thru Christ all can be done. Mike, my family and I are praying for you and your family. God Bless!!

Jeremy & Sara Coyle Apr 29 2013 12:00 AM

Claudia and family-so sorry to hear about dans passing-my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Julie {Winters} Thomas Apr 29 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Claudia and family
  I am Pauline and Bernie Horr;s daughter,and I just wanted to say how much Dan did for my parents and myself as I cared for my dad while he was dealing and dieing with cancer in 93.Dan was always there for me and them whatever whenever!!!! he would run across that strawberry patch into the house in a heartbeat.Good guy ,good guy!!!!
so sorry he had to leave all of you so soon.

Bernadine Fortner Apr 29 2013 12:00 AM

We were so shocked to hear of Dan's death. We haven't got back from FL yet and Dennis frame called and told me of his passing. He had never mentioned his health problems to me. Debbie and I always thought of him as a very kind man and loved his kidding around. Wish we could have spent more time with him, but I'm sure all feel that way. I will miss his smile. Hope all are doing fine and he is in a better place now, where nothing needs fixed, but if it does I'm sure he can.

Glen & Debbie Reeves Apr 29 2013 12:00 AM

Dan was a great man, who I enjoyed working with during our Carpenters for Christ trips. He will be sadly missed.  Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Glen Carty

Glen Carty Apr 28 2013 12:00 AM

Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.
I knew his son Mike in High School, and from reading the obituary, I'm betting Mike was a lot like his dad....Always a good guy to be around.....

Kim Mathews Puterbaugh Apr 28 2013 12:00 AM

Claudia, My heart hurts for you. Dan was a great man and we will all miss him. Know that I will hold you up in my prayers. In His Grip, Clay Meehan

Clay Meehan Apr 28 2013 12:00 AM


My heart aches for your loss. I loved you and Dan and will miss him.
Will be praying for GOD,s comfort in your life. Human words are inadequate to express our sorrow in times like these.
Keep your eyes on the Lord he will strengthen and comfort you.


Bob Canaday Apr 27 2013 12:00 AM

Please accept our sympathy on Dan's passing.

Don & Pat Scherer Apr 27 2013 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  May God grant you peace and strength until you are reunited one day in Heaven.   "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words."

Ralph and Wendy Bane Apr 27 2013 12:00 AM

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