Philip Ramer Nonnemaker

October 14, 1924December 5, 2018

Philip Ramer Nonnemaker, 94, of Lone Jack, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. A celebration of his life will be at noon, Friday, December 14, at Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation preceding at 11 a.m.

Philip was born October 14, 1924 in Winston Salem, North Carolina to Warren and Dorothy Nonnemaker and shortly thereafter his family relocated to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He attended the Moravian College before serving our country during World War II in the South Pacific on a Landing Ship Medium (LSM). Upon returning to the US he worked at National Union. He married Marie Smith in March 1949 and two children, Judith Marie and Philip Eric, were born into their home. Throughout his life he worked in several locations as an electrical engineer, as well as other occupations, and eventually coming to work at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. After retiring, Marie and Phil opened PM Trains and Rocks in Raytown, MO where he enjoyed operating model trains, serving customers and talking trains.

Phil loved sail boating on Sunday afternoons at Lake Jacomo, building his model railroad layout and being active with other veterans of World War II. He was active in several organizations: the Missouri Amphibious Navy group of Springfield, Missouri, the LSM/LSMR Navy Association, VFW in Holden, Missouri, The Circus Model Railroaders of America and the Kansas City Southern Railroad Historical Society where he served on the KCS Holiday Express train for many years. He so enjoyed being a member of the Lone Jack Christian Church, where he could visit with Pastor Dr. Ann and share in the delicious cooking of the members.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marie and his parents Warren and Dorothy. He is lovingly celebrated by his daughter, Judy Rehkop and husband Gary, Warrensburg, MO; son, Philip Nonnemaker and wife, Jeannie, Lee's Summit, MO; three grandchildren and their spouses, Philip Ryan (Julie), Jason (Kristen) and Elizabeth Nonnemaker; four great grandchildren, Harper, Owen, Claire, and Landon. He was a wonderful father and excelled at being a grandfather that provided countless memories for his grandchildren. Although Philip was an only child, he was honored to be loved by his wife’s many nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, December 14, 2018

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Pqtricia Williams

December 14, 2018

I remember Phil & his daughter attending the Many LST picnic & reunions. He was a wonderful man who enjoyed telling his Navy stories to all. Another member of the greatest generation gone, how sad but I think Phil would say he "had a good life" rest in peace now.
Patricia Williams wife of Ernie Williams, another WWII NAVY MAN now on duty in Heaven.

Bill Smith

December 10, 2018

Uncle Phil was great man. his love he showed to all his family and friends was something I will never forget. there wasn't nothing he would not do if you need help or advice . and I will never get tired of telling everyone he taught me to play chess.

Stephen Smith

December 10, 2018

Uncle Phil was a terrific man. He was always happy to see you and spend time together. Loved him for his stories and allowing me to play with his trains. He was a genuine and warm person. Thank You Uncle Phil!! I will truly miss you!

Zinda Coffey

December 10, 2018

Mr. Nonnamker was one of the sweetest and kindest train lovers that I have had the pleasure of knowing. He will be missed! Prayers for his family.