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Friday, May 24, 2024

Betty Jean (Ramey) Nanney

Betty Jean (Ramey) Nanney was born November 1st, 1939, in Luray, Virginia, and died April 7th, 2024 in Spring Hill, Florida. In that time, one of the finest examples of a human being came to be.
Mom was a teenage beauty queen having won both Miss Luray in 1957 and the Winchester Apple Blossom Festival the following year. Not just a pretty face, she graduated as Salutatorian from Luray High School (1959) and from Berea College with a Bachelor of Arts degree (1964).

Her artistry was woven throughout her life, in her beautiful sculptures, flower beds, and also in the young minds that she molded in the classroom and at home. She was friendly and kind to everyone she met. As a good friend put it, “I’ll never forget her hospitality. No risk of ever going hungry around her!”

She loved her husband Clark with joy and tenacity through 60 years of marriage. The legacy she leaves is that she loved her boys fiercely and her grandchildren with her whole heart. She was wonderful at sewing and sharing her skills. One thing her granddaughters remember is her sewing clothes for their dolls.

She will be reunited with her husband Clark, parents Amos and Beulah (Vaughn) Ramey, brother Robert (Bob) Ramey and sister Boni (Tommy) Wiatrowski as she returns home. She is survived by her children, Rodney (Nanci) Nanney, Jeff (Christopher) Nanney, and David (Jennifer) Nanney, and by her grandchildren, Nathan, Elana, and Eilah. She is also survived by her sister Barbara (Bill) Cragg. Send condolences to the Nanney Family at 301 W. Nelson St, Midland, MI 48640.