Ruth 'Coleen' Ramey
Ruth "Coleen" Ramey, 92, of Gravette, died Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville.
She was born in Gravette on July 5, 1930, to Johnny Ewing Puryear and Alice Marie Reese Puryear. On April 3, 1949, she was married to Myron M. Ramey by her grandfather, Henry Reese, in her parents' home at Gravette. They moved to California in 1955, where they lived until 1991 when they returned to Gravette after retiring. She was a member of the Bella Vista Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Jack Lee Puryear and John Henry Puryear; sister, Maxine Puryear; and daughter-in-law, Sharon K. Ramey.
She is survived by her two sons, Johnny M. Ramey of Gravette, and Kenneth C. Ramey and wife Susan of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; one daughter, Kathern Marie Phelps and husband Neal of Gravette; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Puryear and wife Barbara of Hiwasse; and a sister, Barbara Jo Kirkpatrick and husband Cliff of Wichita, Kan.
Visitation was on Saturday, May 27, at Bella Vista Assembly of God Church, followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m. and a graveside service at Daniels Cemetery in Gravette. Pastor Kevin Stowe will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bella Vista Assembly of God Church, 1771 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, AR 72715.
Arrangements were by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be left at www.funeralmation.com.