Duaine Addison Ramey

Duaine Addison Ramey

Dec. 21, 1938-March 6, 2022


Duaine Addison Ramey passed away March 6, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 21, 1938, in Clinton County, to James Ramey and Nina Denton Ramey Gray.

Duaine graduated from Perrysville High School May 17, 1957. He was first employed at Harrison Steel Foundry in Attica prior to his enlisting in the United States Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy. After completing his service in the Navy, he was employed at TeePak in Danville, Illinois where he worked until his retirement.

Duaine was married to Ellen Manganello of Georgetown, Illinois on June 8, 1973, at Danville, Illinois. They resided in Georgetown until 1998 when they moved to the family farm in Veedersburg.

Duaine loved to fish and hunt, especially coon hunting with his friends. He enjoyed training his “Walkers” to accompany him on the hunts. He also enjoyed hunting for mushrooms, especially morels. Duaine looked forward to visiting with friends and pals at the local coffee shop, listening in on the conversation. He collected knives and enjoyed sharing his hobby through the giving of gifts to his family. He also enjoyed caring for his many cats, especially “Baby.”

Duaine was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Melony Marie Ramey Watkins.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ellen; daughter Margo Ramey Frey and her husband John of Hutchison, Kansas; son Scott DeWeese and his wife Tracy of St. Joseph, Illinois; six grandchildren, Kari (Nick) Magana, Matthew (Brittany) Fox, Mark (Ginny) Mock, Logan DeWeese, Alissa DeWeese and Colton DeWeese; eight great-grandchildren, Emma, Elijah and Ethaniel Magana, Israel, Ezekiel, Hosea and Eden Mock and Knute Fox; and two brothers, James F. (Deanna) Ramey and Robert (Judith) Ramey.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Dickerson Funeral Home, Veedersburg, with Pastor John Frey officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and continue until the time of service. Burial is at Forest Park Cemetery in Georgetown, Illinois, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #288 and the U.S. Navy.

Memorial contributions can be made to Covington Community Foundation for Cades Hollow Covered Bridge Restoration.

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