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Ralph David Ramirez

April 16, 1938 — September 15, 2023

Owensboro

Ralph David Ramirez

Ralph David Ramirez, 85, of Owensboro passed away Friday, September 15, 2023, at his home. The Chicago, Illinois native was born April 16, 1938, as the oldest of eight children to the late Salvador Ramirez and Otilv Marqez Ramirez. Ralph grew up in Chicago then enlisted in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper being stationed at Ft. Campbell. After being honorably discharged, Ralph moved to Owensboro where first worked at McAtee’s. He then established a successful career in insurance with MFA and later worked as an admissions representative at the Owensboro Junior College of Business. Ralph never met a stranger, he knew everyone, and always had a story to tell. He enjoyed taking vacations with his partner of 22 years, Mamie McDaniel and their friends to the mountains as well as getting together for BBQ’s and dancing. Ralph was an avid reader and enjoyed watching westerns, soap operas, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.  

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his sister, Hope Ramirez.

Those left to cherish his memory include his partner, Mamie McDaniel; daughters, Kim Johnson (Steve) of Owensboro and Ruth Bailey (Mike) of Chicago; four grandchildren, Jaclyn Anderson (Sam), Christine Rogus (Steve), Jacob Johnson, and Nicole Johnson; six great grandchildren, JD and Zoe Rogus, Sadie, Jonah, Isabella, and Joshua Anderson; siblings, Maria Ward, Linda Berry (Robert), Gloria White, Terri Weaver, Victor Ramirez (Renee), and Olga Crabtree; numerous nieces and nephews.    

A memorial Mass will be 10:30 am Tuesday at Precious Blood Catholic Church with visitation from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.   

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Precious Blood Catholic Church, 3306 Fenmore St. Owensboro, KY 42301.

Condolences and memories for Ralph’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Precious Blood Catholic Church

3306 Fenmore St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Precious Blood Catholic Church

3306 Fenmore St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Burial

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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