Ramona Jean Lewis

July 14, 1930April 23, 2013

Ramona Jean Lewis, 82, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 23, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY, with her family by her side.

Ramona was born July 14, 1930 in Rush County, IN to Ottis and Dorothy Morrell Noble. She had lived in the Everton community and resided in Louisville, KY the past ten years. In 1948, Ramona graduated from Arlington High School in Rush County. She had been employed as a secretary at Everton School, the branch bank in Everton and at Lewis Insurance Agency in Connersville. Ramona enjoyed quilting, reading and working puzzles. She was a member of the Douglass Boulevard Christian Church in Louisville, a member of the Brookville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #449 for over 50 years and a former member of the Everton Lioness Club.

In addition to her parents, Ramona was preceded in death by her first husband: Willard L. “Bill” Friend; her daughter: Vicky Friend Sympson; and two brothers: David and John Noble.

Ramona is survived by her daughter: Becky Lewis Bingner and her husband, Ron of Oxford,, Mississippi; her sister: Beth Kincaid, with whom she had had made her home; two brothers: Norman Noble of Knightstown, IN; Lowell Noble and his wife, Linda of the Orange community; three grandchildren: Emily Bingner of Oxford, MS; Allison Bingner of Lexington, KY; Kyle Sympson of Bloomington, IN; a great-grandson: Kayden Sympson; her sister-in-law: Clara Noble of Connersville; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Ramona’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Reverend Jim Orr, officiating. Interment will follow in East Hill Cemetery in Rushville. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 noon Friday until the time of the service where memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, April 26, 2013


  • Interment

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Mary (Gulley) Huffman

May 2, 2013

Becky, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It sounds like Everton lost a couple of good ones on April 23rd. I pray that she went as peacefully as dad did. I know we will miss them dearly.

God Bless,

Mary Gulley Huffman

Cindy Bates

April 27, 2013

Ramona was like my second Mom growing up. I spent a lot of time at her house growing up in Everton and loved her like a Mom. Condolences to the family, sorry about your loss. Ramona was a wonderful, kind, loving person and will be missed. Cindy (Nichols) Bates

Elsie Wilcox

April 26, 2013

Becky -So sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She was always one of the good ones. My prayers are with you and the family.

Donna Gulley Hamilton

April 26, 2013

Becky I seen in the paper this morning of the passing of your Mother and I wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I guess her and my Dad took the same angel to heaven. Keeping you in my thoughts my friend.

Margaret Magers

April 26, 2013

My friend, I shall miss you. Rest in peace


Ed & Bonnie Gardiner

April 26, 2013

We were sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts. We pray that you will be blessed with peace and comfort as you walk through the upcoming days and weeks.

Douglass Blvd. Christian Church

April 25, 2013

Our hearts go out to the family in their time of sorrow.
Peace & Prayers,

Shelia Joy

April 25, 2013

Becky and family- You are in my thoughts and prayers. Growing up in Everton and being at your house most of the time I always felt like part of your family. Loved your sweet mom. Love, Shelia and family

Beverely Moffett

April 25, 2013

Wonderful memories of a beautiful and courageous lady.

Barbara Smith

April 24, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Ramona's death. She was a good neighbor of my parents years ago. Sympathy to her family. Barbara and Hugh Smith