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Betty June Ramsey

July 29, 1932 - April 4, 2023

Betty June Queen Ramsey of Forest, VA departed this life on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. She was born on July 29, 1932, in Burke County, NC to the late Junie Jameson Queen and Minnie Evans Queen Fleming. Betty received her master’s degree in education from Lynchburg College in Virginia and taught both high school and community college business subjects for many years. She was a member of Peakland Baptist Church and a long-time member of the Gideons International Auxiliary.
Betty was predeceased by her parents; stepfather, Glen Fleming; brothers, Bill Queen and Gerald Queen; sister, Jeanne Stegall; and infant son, Kenan D. Ramsey.
Betty was devoted to her family and cherished spending time with her children and grandsons. She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Gwynn W. Ramsey; 3 children, Starla J. Shaeff (Clyne) of Amherst, Kevin G. Ramsey (Lisa) of Evington, Robyn D. Ramsey of Forest, and family friend she claimed as a daughter, Carolyn Wood; brother, Grant Queen (Elizabeth Ann); 3 grandsons, Craig M. Shaeff of Amherst, Aaron
C. Ramsey of Rockville, MD, and Brian A. Ramsey of Harrisonburg; many nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg.

The service will be private and at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Liberty Ridge Health and Rehab and the staff of Gentle Shepherd Hospice.
Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.


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Betty was one of my dearest friends here in Jefferson Villas. She was the one who insisted that I become the next leader of our Sunshine Committee. Her guidance and encouragement meant so much to my life. I am forever indebted to her and love her still and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven! My prayers are with Gwynn and the rest of her dear family!

Posted by Barbara and Toby Sherman on April 10, 2023

My heart feels a loss - Betty & Gwynn were a couple you could never forget. She was my SS teacher for years and was an excellent one. Betty always had a smile on her face and a warm hello - she will be missed. Sending love and remembering the family in the coming days! Penny Garber

Posted by Penny Irby Garber on April 8, 2023

My condolences and prayers. I lost my Dad such a long time ago -- yet I think of him every day and just wished he would have lived long enough to enjoy Virginia with us. I know the memories you have will help you through this time.

Posted by Christel Coman on April 7, 2023

Betty was also so nice to me. She was such a lady. Even when hiking through the woods she looked dignified and put together. I will miss her.

Posted by Desi on April 6, 2023

Starla and Kevin, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you, your Dad and all who loved your Mother in prayer. May your sweet memories bring you comfort and joy. Blessings, Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Ewers on April 6, 2023

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