RAMSEY, B. Joann, 81, of Richmond, Ohio, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Trinity Medical Center, West, Steubenville following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, the daughter of the late John C. and M. Mabel Kithcart Krinke. She is also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Ramsey, Sr., who passed away Aug. 4, 2011, and by brothers, Jack and Joe and sister, Dorothy Shrieve.
She was a farmer who, with her late husband, John, operated an egg and dairy farm. She spent the last 25 years as a baby sitter "NANA" to many families.
She was a founding member and pillar of what is now the Lighthouse Presbyterian Church in Richmond where she was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher. She was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women's Committee.
She is survived by her sons, John R. (Suzanne) Ramsey, Jr., of Richmond, James R. (Pamela) Ramsey of Murfreesboro, TN, David "Jerry" Ramsey of Wintersville and Jeffrey D. Ramsey of Columbus, a brother, Robert (Gladys) Krinke of Mt. Pleasant, a sister, C. Kay Zimmerman of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Lighthouse Presbyterian Church, Richmond on Thursday from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Anthony Bianchini.
A private burial in Ft. Steuben Burial Estates will take place on Friday.
Condolences may be sent online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com