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James E.  Ramsey
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 until 12:50 PM
Special Services: 12:50pm Masonic
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lindsey Funeral Home

James E. Ramsey, 75, of State Route 603, Perrysville, died Saturday evening, Dec. 3, 2016 at his daughter’s home near Loudonville after a courageous seven-year-battle with prostate cancer. Jim was born July 8, 1941 in Shelby and was the son of the late Chester E. and Ruth Hunter Ramsey. Following his graduation from Madison High School in 1959, he enlisted in the US Navy and served all over the world including Alaska, Japan and Florida for over 22-1/2 years, retiring in 1981 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Jim had been a member of the Boy Scouts of America in his youth, earning the Life Scout designation and scouting remained forever important to him. He served as a Scout Master while in the Navy and established troops in Japan and Alaska. After his Navy retirement he worked 24 years for Abbott Labs, Ashland and nine years with Arcellor-Mital Company in Marion. James was a member of Adak Lodge #309 F&AM (Alaska), and he attended Ohio Lodge #199 F&AM Bladensburg, the American Legion Post #257, Loudonville, and the Steelworkers Union.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia S. Holborn Ramsey, whom he married August 26, 1972; four sons: Mark (Tammy) Ramsey of York, ME, Mike Ramsey of Loudonville, Otto (Tammy) Ramsey of Wells, ME, and Seth (Arrgee) Ramsey of Perrysville; two daughters: Katrina (Tim) Gehring of Loudonville, and Ingrid Ayotte of Milton, NH; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Skip (Jane) Ramsey of Indianapolis, IN, and Richard (Kathy) Ramsey of Bellefountaine; and one sister: Linda (Frank) Walls of Mansfield.

Friends may call Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11:00 to 12:50 PM in LINDSEY FUNERAL HOME, Loudonville where Masonic Services will begin at 12:50 PM conducted by Ohio Lodge #199 F&AM. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM in the funeral home officiated by his nephew, Brian Walls. Burial with military honors will be held Monday, Dec. 12 at 2:00 PM in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.

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