OBITUARY: Ramona Jane Pease

Ramona Jane (Smith) Pease passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Newton. She was born in Argonia to Luther and Dorothy (Six) Smith. She was raised in the Sedgwick area and attended Sedgwick schools. She met and married the love of her life, Duane L. Pease.

Ramona loved to crochet, read, bake and cook (family favorites were her meatloaf, brownies and chocolate dreamwhip pie). She enjoyed family camping and vacation trips, yet her great joy was going on drives with Duane wearing matching shirts and hats, with her Vanilla Diet Pepsi, enjoying the countryside.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Duane; children Marilyn Swanson (Terry) of Arkansas City and Bruce Pease Sr. of Walton; grandchildren, Duane, Misty, Darcy, Bruce Jr. (Janet) and Cynthia Wilson (Mark); eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Bud Smith, Janice Owens (Dean) of Whipporwill, Okla., Ruth Murphy (Glenn) of Newton, Mary Steele of Emporia, and Johnny Smith of Oklahoma City; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Judy May Smith and Donna Lee McCuellon, and grandson Roger Jacob Pease.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ, Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated in her memory to Walton Rural Life Center, 500 Main St., Walton, Ks 67151. Condolences may be left for the family at Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center is in charge of arrangements.