Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Joyce A. Ramey

Joyce A. Ramey, age 83, of Shelby, passed away peacefully Friday night, March 8, 2024 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Diane, in Lexington.

Joyce was born October 13, 1940 in Ontario to the late Bowman and Opal (Brown) Frederick. Being raised in Crestline, Joyce graduated in 1958 from Crestline High School. Joyce worked for 28 years at Shelby Autocall Company retiring in 1992. She attended the Crestline Church of the Nazarene.

Joyce was truly a kindhearted woman with many hobbies and interests. She loved flower gardening and often had visitors stop to enjoy her work. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting, crafting and antiques, feeding the cardinals, and trips to Amish Country. Always young for her age, Joyce kept extremely active walking and was often seen on a stroll around town.

Joyce is survived by her children: Teresa (Ed) Vore of Lexington, Dave (Diane) Ramey of Lexington, and Jeff Ramey of Shelby; her grandsons whom she absolutely adored: Joey Vore and Ben Vore; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Lee “Bob” Ramey, on January 29, 2012 and eight brothers.

Graveside services and visitation will be private with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Pastor Bob Weaver, her pastor, will officiate the services. Care for Joyce and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at (

Online condolences may be left on Joyce’s obituary on the funeral home’s website ( or their Facebook page (

Memories & Condolence

  1. Thresa Wenger says:

    Dear Teresa, Ed and family,
    I was so very sad to hear of your mother’s passing.
    I lost mine as well and know what a hole that leaves.
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Margie Martin says:

    Teresa and family ! I met Joyce at Cornell’s in the produce department ! We became fast friends and I always looked forward to a hug ! I’m lucky to have a scissor holder and pin cushion she made ! I will cherish them and my memories of her ! The sweetest, kindest soul ! May she rest in peace ! Prayers for all of her family !

  3. Karen Eichelberger says:

    Joyce was such a special lady. Growing up, my mom and her attended the old red Nazarene church together and we all sat together in church, up until my mom’s passing in 2021. Joyce was a very genuine and kind. She will be missed and her crochet gifts will be cherished even more. Praying for you all

  4. Jody Davis says:

    Teresa, David&Jeff, I want to send my condolences to all of you& especially the Grandchildren that she adored Dearly, just like your BEAUTIFUL MOTHER INSIDE AND OUT, Adored all three of you kiddos!!! I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU HAD THE SWEETEST MOTHER, ever!!! Your Mother had nothing bad about to say about anything, it was always VERY POSITIVE!!! You can tell that you three kids had a very Special and kind Mother, because all of you have a very KIND HEART!!! I love all of you, God Bless all of you, Love ya, Jody A. Davis

  5. Julie swanger ensman says:

    Teresa and family,
    So very sorry to read of your moms passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Tamma K Hughes says:

    I am writing this message to express my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I am truly sorry for your loss and understand how difficult it must be for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am here for you if you need anything.

  7. Len and Judy Hubbard says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time.

  8. LeeEllen Wilkinson Davies says:

    Teresa, Dave & Jeff,
    I’m so sorry to see that your mother has passed. Joyce was always so kind and gracious to me. I worked along side of her in my first office job. She taught me so much about my job, the bigger picture and about life in general. She would just laugh at me and keep working. I will always remember the grace and patience she extended to me.

    I hope you find comfort in those who remember with you.

  9. Annie Shepherd says:

    Teresa,Dave and Jeff, prayers of comfort to you all as you grieve the passing of your mother. Joyce was a very special lady.

  10. Cindy Workman says:

    Becoming Joyce’s neighbor 18 years ago was the best thing we ever did! Sharing 100’s & 100’s of hours chatting out in our back yards about flowers & life in general was priceless! Same goes for our walks downtown, time spent shopping in the thrift store together & window shopping was so fun! To say she will be deeply missed is an understatement. She was an absolute blessing to us & to everyone who knew her. Her many home-made items she has given us over the years are wonderful treasures. It’s not good-bye from us Joyce, it’s “See you later.” May you rest in everlasting peace sweet friend, Jim & Cindy

  11. Becky Wright Monroe says:

    Joyce was a dear person and fun to be around. My mother, Ireda Wright, adored her. She will be greatly missed.

  12. Phyllis Patton says:

    So sorry for tour loss .She was a very sweet lady. Prayers andHugs

  13. Jodi Tonkin Mott says:

    Teresa, I offer my sincere condolences on your mother’s passing. May she forever rest in peace. I’m certain you have many memories to sustain you. Prayers for your whole family. ~Jodi

  14. Patti Precht Lauderbaugh says:

    My condolences to Joyce’s family. I met Joyce when I worked at the Autocall in Shelby. She was such a fun & kind person to work with! She spoke highly of her family and times when her kids did funny things. She always had a smile on her face. Prayers for her family.

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