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Randall Ramsey, the long time Mayor of Parma, died peacefully in his sleep on July 16, 2018. In addition to being Mayor, he owned & operated W.L.Ramsey, Inc. a farm equipment dealership for more than 30 years. Randall was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. and Lorene (Dawson) Ramsey, his brother W.L. Ramsey, Jr. (Cowboy). He was also preceded in death by his wife Gay (Murphy) Ramsey and daughter Carol Ramsey. He is survived by two sisters, Lucille Bloess of Sedalia and Betty Spence of Kirkwood; his grandson, Matt Creason; and two sons, Richard (Jane) Ramsey and Daryl Ramsey. He was born and lived his entire life in Parma.
He was active in local and state politics for many years. In 1964 Governor Warren Hearnes named Ramsey a Governor’s Colonel for his help in Hearnes’ election. He served on several civic boards through the years and was a member of the Parma Lions Club.
Ramsey attended Missouri Military Academy & graduated from Parma High School. He also attended the University of Missouri.
There will be a visitation from 4-6 pm Friday, July 20 at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The funeral will be Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am also at the funeral chapel.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
The family request memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, 211 St. Francis Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63703.
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