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Warren Warren "Redwing" Eugene Ramey
(June 2, 1932 - October 19, 2013)

Warren E. "Redwing" Ramey, age 81 of Batesville, Indiana, died Saturday, October 19th, 2013, at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born June 2, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana, he is the son of Wilma (Nee: Dill) and Mitchell Ramey. Warren was a member of the 107th Armored Calvary Regiment during the Korean War and during his working years was an Electrician with IBEW Local 212 and the Marshall of Latonia Lakes, Kentucky. He was a member of the Bradford Masonic Lodge of Covington, Kentucky.

Warren’s ("Redwing's") life with his Native American heritage and Indigenous People included responsibilities of Native American Elder, Grand Elder, War Chief, Peace Chief, Cherokee Chief, Navaho Chief, Cherokee Priest, Global Spiritual Elder, Medicine Chief, past Principal Chief of the Southern Band Cherokee and Grandfather. He also was the founder of the Turquoise Marble Teaching Center in Batesville.

He is survived by his wife Kay Wise Ramey of Batesville; daughters Robin Covington of Florence, Kentucky, Karen Malott of Ryland Heights, Kentucky, Jill Karst of Florence, Kentucky, Arlene Starost of Batesville; adopted Cherokee daughter Laura Shurts of Dayton, Ohio; sister Ellen Sauer of Ely, Minnesota; brother Johnny Angel of Crossville, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives Irma (Nee: Barrett) Ramey, Judith (Nee: McKay) Ramey and son Robert Ramey.

Visitation is Monday, October 28th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Dane Larsen and Mark Haverkos officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. A private burial will be held at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. The family requests memorials to the Planting Stick Project 809 West Riordan Road, Suite 100-245, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.