Ramona R. Benjamin, 87, of North Platte died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at Great Plains Health.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1932 in rural Custer County near Pleasant Hill, and was the daughter of Walter and Josephine (Porter) Bailey. She was next to the youngest child of her twelve sisters and brothers.
Ramona was raised on the family homestead through the sixth grade. Her family then moved to Gothenburg, where she spent her remaining childhood years. Attending and graduating from the local high school in 1951.
Following graduation, she met and married her husband George in 1954. Together they resided and enjoyed over 60 years in North Platte, raising their three children.
Her hobbies and interests included music, gardening, sewing, and cooking. She was a long standing member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her children, Michael, Debra and Todd; grandchildren, Travis and Justin; great granddaughter, Emrah; sister, Delores Rodine; and other family.
Ramona is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Parkview Church of the Nazarene with Rev. James Trippett officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 2 from noon-8 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangement.
A memorial has been established to the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society, and online condolences can be made at adamsswanson.com.