Rollie Edward Ramsey - Morgan County Herald: Obituaries

Rollie Edward Ramsey

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:31 am

Rollie Edward Ramsey, 76, of Beverly, OH, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Clairton, PA, son of Joseph E. and Hazel L. Hutton Ramsey.

He had been an electrician foreman/industrial maintenance and had retired from Interlake Steel after 18 years of service. He graduated from Clairton High School in Clairton, PA, in 1959. He attended Clairton Electrical Technical School and Clairton Industrial Electronics at Duquesne University. He attended Cornerstone South Family Life Church in McConnelsville, OH.

He was a member of the Wolf Creek Judo Club and was a black-belt in Judo and taught self-defense to police groups and women’s clubs. He won third place in the eastern U.S. in Judo at the age of 40. He had also competed in horseback, bird dog trials and had trained bird dogs for many people around the U.S. After retiring, he became an ordained minister of the gospel. He was also a member of the Geppetto Wood Carving Club in Parkersburg, WV. Rollie had also owned several farms over the years and enjoyed raising animals.

On Oct. 6, 1998, he was married to Bonnie Forshey Ramsey, who survives. He is survived by two sons, Rollie Christopher Ramsey (Jane) of Vienna, GA, and Todd Ramsey (Sara Powers) of Columbus; a stepson, Adam VanNoy of Parkersburg, WV; three daughters, Elizabeth Klintworth (Roy) of Waterford, Cynthia Osario (Johnny) of Conway, SC, and Tabitha Ramsey of Columbus; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Ramsey (Kathy) of McKeesport, PA; and a sister-in-law, Florence Ramsey.

He was preceded in death by parents and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday (today), Sept. 19, at McCurdy Funeral Home, in Beverly, with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.

Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Donations may be made to the Beverly Public Library.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

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