The Woodward News


May 14, 2013

Lana Jean Ramsey

Woodward, Okla. — Lana Jean Ramsey, 46 year old Vici resident, passed from this life Thursday, May 9, 2013. Lana was born on October 20, 1966 in Alva, Oklahoma to Lance and Mona Jean Stephenson. As a child Lana lived on the farm near Webb, Oklahoma and attended Taloga High School graduating with the class of 1983.

Lana was blessed with a son Brandon Boulware. On August 18, 1991 Lana married Charlie Whitmarsh in Vici, Oklahoma. One daughter blessed this union Desiree. Charlie departed this life April 9, 1997 near Quinlin, Oklahoma. On May 9, 1998 Lana married Dempsey Ramsey in Elk City, Oklahoma. She was blessed with a step-daughter Sadie McGee.

Lana worked as a Registered Nurse at the Seiling Hospital and with Home Health. She also enjoyed working with her family custom harvesting. Her special interest was NASCAR and painting. Lana always had a fridge full of food for all high school kids to stop by and visit.   

Lana was preceded in death by husband Charlie Whitmarsh, her papa Howard Stephenson and grandparents Wilber and Iris Barney. She is survived by husband Dempsey Ramsey of the home in Vici, Oklahoma; parents, Lance and Mona Jean Stephenson of Webb, Oklahoma; grandmother Dessie Stephenson of Vici, Oklahoma; children: Desiree’ Harden and husband Will of Enid, Oklahoma, Sadie McGee and husband Ben of Florence, Alabama and Brandon Boulware and wife Alisha of Sharon, Oklahoma; brother Neal Stephenson and wife Monica of Webb, Oklahoma; two grandchildren; numerous uncles and aunts, nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.   

Memorial services were held on Sunday May 12, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Vici, Oklahoma. Condolences may be to the family and Memorial Tribute viewed at Shaw Funeral Home of Vici                        



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