Served the Lord with his life

Joel M. Ramey, 80, son of Gail Cox Ramey and Jesse Evelyn Ramey Little, was born November 29, 1931 in Kansas City, MO.  He departed this life Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Lake Regional Hospital.

He was united in marriage to Barbara J. Green, March 31, 1950.  They shared 61 loving years of marriage.  Joel was preceded in death by his wife Barbara.  They are now reunited in the arms of their loving God.

Joel is survived by his daughter Jenny Payne and husband, Ed of Sunrise Beach, MO; two grandsons, Rick Pugh and wife Amber of Orlando, FL and Matthew Vinson on Sunrise Beach, MO; two great-grandsons, Aiden and Joey Pugh of Orlando, FL; 15 brothers and sisters, as well as many, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

He was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Greenview, MO and had many loving friends there.  Joel loved his Lord and the study of Holy Scripture.  His faithful study was an inspiration to all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held April 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Greenview and a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to the Joel Ramey Memorial in care of Jenny Payne, 446 Crazy Horse Road, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079.