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Jack R. Ramsay

January 23, 1922 — January 26, 2015

Jack Richard Ramsay, resident of Tipton, IN and Rio Verde, AZ, died of complications from Alzheimer’s on Monday, January 26, 2015. Born on January 23, 1922 in Tipton, Jack was the son of Floyd Nicholson and Marie "Lily" Chenouard Ramsay.

He graduated from Tipton High School in 1940 and received a degree in accounting from the Indiana University School of Business. After serving as an Army supply officer in France during WWII, he founded the JR Ramsay Printing Company in Tipton. Jack was a member of Kemp United Methodist Church, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the Elks Lodge, and a board member of Citizens National and National City Banks. He loved golf, traveling (especially to France, his mother’s homeland), and being with people. Nothing made him happier than sharing a joke or good wine with family and friends. He spent his retirement years in Rio Verde, AZ.

Jack's wife of 60 years, Barbara "Bobbie" Bercaw Ramsay preceded him in death in 2004. He is survived by his daughters: Susan (Ron) Warren of Tipton, IN; Janet (Mel) Piepho of Richland, WA.; and Lynn (Bill) Heinz of Freeport, ME. Jack had eight grandchildren: Chris Warren of Noblesville; Rick (Julia) Warren of Noblesville; Katie (Jeff) Bal of Cincinnati, OH; Trent (Kristin) Piepho of Seattle, WA; Sarah Piepho (Adam Hockey) of Kent, WA; Blake Piepho (Ling Yang) of San Diego, CA; Nick Heinz of Indianapolis, IN; Alexandra Heinz of Cambridge, MA. Jack had eight great-grandchildren: Jack, Curt and Faith Warren; Ellie, Ansley and Aliya Warren; Logan and Greyson Bal. Jack is also survived by his sister, Claudette Ramsay Leist of Elkhart, IN.

Jack's memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, at 2 PM at Young Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Eberhart officiating and burial in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will begin at noon at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kemp United Methodist Church, 228 North Main Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072 or the Tipton County Foundation, P.O. Box 412, Tipton, Indiana 46072.

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