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Carol J. (Auping) Ramey

Carol J. Ramey (née: Auping) of Marthasville passed away on April 30 at the age of 79.

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Carol passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and faithfulness. She was the beloved wife of Ralph J. Ramey for over 62 years. She is survived by Ralph, her daughters, Vicki (Larry) Zuhone of Wright City, MO; Linda (Terry) Ramey-Greiwe of Carmel, IN; grandchildren, Amber (Dan); Alexandria (fiancé Alex); Dillion (Lynnsey); great-grandchildren, Landon and Sophia; sister, Barb Auping of New Melle; brother, Dennis (Vicki) Auping of New Melle; and five sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her father, Alvin Auping, her mother, Virginia Auping, and sisters Kay Auping and Brenda Auping preceded her in death.

Carol enjoyed serving the Lord at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Melle, where she was a lifetime member. She served in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, coordinated the food pantry, and served in many roles, including treasurer of the Ladies Aid. Carol donated gallons of blood to the American Red Cross over the years. 

Among her hobbies were traveling to national parks, cross-stitch embroidering, reading (especially her devotions), and watching Cardinal baseball games. She also enjoyed cooking for family gatherings and holiday celebrations.

Carol’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and participating in their lives and hobbies. She always wanted to be a part of everything they were involved in. She loved to take them to local parks. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and sister who enjoyed the role of grandmother and great-grandmother the most.

Carol worked at Dan’s Country Meats/Bavarian Smoke Haus for 42 years. She loved greeting the customers and learning about their lives.

She touched the lives of countless people with her smile, generosity, and unwavering faith.

Visitation and Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 28, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, New Melle, visitation from 10 a.m. to noon and funeral service immediately following the visitation.
Memorial donations are requested to be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Alzheimer’s Association, or the New Melle St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry.