Billie Joe Ramsey

Billie Ramsey, 85, of Kansas City, MO passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Carondelet Manor.  A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday July 26, 2011 at Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133.  An hour of visitation will precede the service and begin at 1 PM at the funeral home.

Billie Joe was married to Bill Ramsey for 56 years until he preceded her in death. She leaves behind a son Larry Ramsey, daughter Mary Griner, Brothers Harrison Beck and Gene Harper. Also six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
Billie Joe (Beck) Ramsey was born September 1, 1925 in Tahlequah, OK to Joe and Fredonia Beck. She had two younger sisters, Jackie and Claudia (both deceased) and a brother, Harrison.  Her little brother Gene was born some years later. She met Bill Ramsey at Slim’s Bar in Pawnee, OK, where she worked as a waitress, in December 1945.  Bill was just discharged from the U.S. Army. They were married January 31, 1946 and settled in Kansas City shortly after.  Son Larry was born a year later, and daughter Mary came a few years after.  They made their permanent home near Unity Village in 1956, and lived there the rest of their years together, until Bill’s passing in 2002.  Billie Joe left this earth on Tuesday July 12, with her loving daughter Mary and son-in-law William at her side.  In addition to her son-in-law, Billie Joe also leaves a daughter-in-law Betty, and a sister-in-law Margie. Grandchildren are Amanda, Bruce, Lacey, Adrienne, Lindsay, and Kyle. Great-grandchildren are Jessica, Mathew, Travis, Cheyanne and Wyatt. She also leaves nieces and nephews and many friends.
Billie Joe was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and a wonderful friend to many.  Everyone who ever met her loved her for life. She will be missed.


  1. Laura Sharp Rosinski on July 19, 2011 at 2:10 am

    RIP Aunt Billie Joe. I will always remember your wit and your laugh. The Beck girls always had a great sense of humor !!

    Love forever,

    Your neice, Laura

  2. Fred and Donna beal on July 19, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Our sympathy to you and all your family Sis in the passing of your Mother. Please know you are in our thoughts.

    Our Love,

    Fred and Donna

  3. Kathy Martin on July 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    A long life lived with lots of family and friends! Let’s celebrate her life and the gift of knowing her. I first met her when Bim and Sis were teens, and I will never forget her laugh and sense of humor!My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Gracie (Brown) Stickley on July 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    If ever I had a second mother, it was Billie Jo. She was a great friend to my mother, a lifelong friend to everyone in my family and a Godsend to me. She will be sorely missed but always appreciated for all that she has meant to me. She recognized my flaws, ignored them, praised my strengths and loved me irregardless…as she did with all her friends. She had a lovely heart and it makes me smile to see that same spirit shining through her son and daughter. She did a great job raising two great kids. Love you Billie Jo. Thanks for being such a big part of my life.

  5. Rebecca Wilkerson on July 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I miss you auntie, god blessed me with you. I will not fret any longer knowing that someday God will lead me back to you <3 I love you!

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  9. Hugh McCallie on June 20, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hello Friends,
    I was afraid this had happened when I couldn’t
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  10. Adrienne on March 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love you and Miss you Grandma B!!!

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