Ramona Gayle Welker (Brandenstein)
July 4, 1940 ~ October 15, 2016 (age 76)
Ramona Gayle (Brandenstein) Welker, 76, of Carmi, passed away at 4:05 p.m.,
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Charles Ford Retirement Community in New
Harmony, IN. She was born in Posey County, IN on July 4, 1940, the daughter
of Harold and Evelyn (Shoemake) Brandenstein. Ramona married John C. "Red"
Welker in April of 1959 in Shawneetown, IL. She was a graduate of New
Harmony High School and was a homemaker and clerk for Harper's Drug Store.
Ramona was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Ramona is survived by her husband of 57 years, John C. "Red" Welker of
Carmi; two daughters, Tamara Anderson of New Harmony, IN and Marilyn and
Michael Brauser of Mt. Vernon, IN; a son, Michael and Julie Welker of
Paducah, KY; a brother, Allen Brandenstein of Carmi; 9 grandchildren and 7
great-grand children. Ramona was preceded in death by her parents; a
daughter, Debra Hancock; two brothers, Carl Brandenstein and Gerald
Brandenstein; and a son-in-law, Fred Anderson.
Funeral services for Ramona Gayle (Brandenstein) Welker, 76, of Carmi
will be at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Emmanuel United
Methodist Church in Carmi. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in
Carmi. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at
Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in Ramona's memory to Emmanuel United Methodist
Church, 203 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, IL 62821 or to the Charles Ford Retirement
Community, 920 Main Street, New Harmony, IN 47631 and will be accepted at
Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge
Obituary from Campbell Funeral Home website..