OBITUARY

Ramah Irene Bennett

August 16, 1928January 16, 2021
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Ramah Irene (Tharp) Bennett, age 92, passed away in Blue Springs, Missouri on January 16, 2021. Born August 16, 1928 in Green City, Missouri to Bernie and Ethel (Swearengen) Tharp. Ramah married Jack M. Bennett on January 26, 1950. Jack preceded her in death on January 9, 2014. They were married for 65 years until his passing in 2014. She was a Practical Nurse and in the 1960’s she provided respite care for the elderly in their homes. Her career was in fashion retail at Adler’s and Lerner Shops in Independence. She was an Avon representative and made many lasting friendships in that endeavor. She was very artistic in many ways; sewing, crafts, painting, and coloring. She was an avid reader and a master cook. She loved to travel and visited San Diego, San Francisco, Cancun, and Hawaii. She was a devoted member of New Salem Baptist Church for nearly 40 years. Preceding her in death were her parents and husband; brother, Earl Tharp; sisters, Lorene Owens and Noma Jean Daniel. Survivors include her three children: Jean Evans, Independence, Missouri, Jane Kimble (Duane) St. Joseph, Missouri, and Joe Bennett (Jane), Independence, Missouri. Grandchildren: Wendy Evans Dobratz (Dave) Olathe, Kansas, Erin Kimble Fizer (Marcus) Shawnee, Kansas, Jacob Kimble (Katie) St Joseph, Missouri, Haley Bennett Thomason (Brett) Lees Summit, Missouri, and Trevor Bennett (Paige) Smithville, Missouri. Great- Grandchildren: Dylan Dobratz, Dawson Fizer, Brecken Fizer, Connor Kimble, Collins Kimble, and Nolan Bennett. Brother, Bernie Tharp, Jr. (Shirley) Olathe, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held on January 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm at New Salem Cemetery, 1823 N Blue Mills Rd, Independence, MO.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jacob Kimble, Pallbearer
  • Trevor Bennett, Pallbearer
  • Dave Dobratz, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Dobratz, Pallbearer
  • Marcus Fizer, Pallbearer
  • Dawson Fizer, Pallbearer

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

Memories

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LAWONA DIAMOND

January 26, 2021

I would like to extend my love to the family. Every time I greeted Ramah. I greeted her saying, HELLO GORGEOUS! Ramah would give me he beautiful smile and say, you must be looking in the mirror. <3 One thing I will miss is all of the mail that she got. She must have been one amazing woman. I shared with the team where she is lived. The mailed load will be lighter because she received mail EVERY DAY. I will miss her DEARLY.
Love Diamond from St. Mary's

Kathy Powers-Maxon

January 22, 2021

Jane, Jeanne, and John,
I was so sorry to learn that your dear sweet mother has died. She was a lovely, wonderful woman and such a loving and thoughtful roommate to my Aunt Michele all these years! I can’t thank each of you enough for all the many kindnesses your mother and you did for her. I imagine they’re friends in heaven now too. (But maybe without so much “stuff”!) I hope your memories of your mom will be a comfort to you all.

Dennis Tharp

January 20, 2021

So many memories And good times shared with family, she will be missed but always remembered for the wonderful person she was. Ramah and her sisters created many special holidays based around great food and lively interaction. She was special to me in that she always made me feel like I was her favorite nephew and nothing beats that!!!

Dale Pfeifer

January 20, 2021

We wish all members of Ramah's family peace at this time of loss. May God Bless and Keep You,

Dale and Leah Pfeifer

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