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Rita Marilyn (Squires) Ramey was born August 1, 1936 on the family farm in Dewey County, Oklahoma to Albert Leroy and Ida Mary (Thompson) Squires. Marilyn attended Oakwood schools and attended college at Southwestern.
Marilyn was united in marriage to Wilbur Loyd Ramey on December 9, 1955 at the Canton Y Church of Christ in Dewey County, Oklahoma. Shortly after marriage they moved to Friend, Kansas. In 1963, they returned to the family farm southeast of Mooreland where they have resided since that time. Marilyn worked at Cowden Manufacturing as a ticket maker prior to her marriage. She was also a bus driver for the Mooreland Public Schools for 13 years.
She was a member of the Woodward Church of Christ. She was President of Woodward County Extension Homemakers for two years and she was a member of the Triple M Extension Club, GFWC Altrusa Club, and served as the Mooreland Junior 4-H leader for seven years. Marilyn was named the Woodward County Extension Homemaker of the year in 1973.
She is survived by three sons, Bruce Ramey and wife Shelly of Elk City, Ronald Ramey and wife LaDawn of Mooreland, Royce Ramey and wife Kelley of Weatherford; one daughter, Sandra Haller and husband Robert of Mooreland; foster son, Major Neil Mazuranic, United States Army retired of Odenton, Maryland; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way; two sisters, Gayle Atwell and husband Dale of Tulsa , Kathleen Taylor and husband Larry of Weatherford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Melvin Ramey of Tacoma, Washington, Carolyn White of Mooreland, Norma Patterson of Mooreland; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one great-grandchild Kendall Paige Highfill and her husband Wilbur Ramey on October 29, 2018.
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