Ramona Forkum, daughter of the late John Vaughn Lowery and Ellis Irene Perry Lowery, was born on November 27, 1934 in Stoddard County, Missouri and departed this life in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on June 19, 2010 at the age of 75.
Mrs. Forkum attended the Bernie Church Of Christ, was a former brim roller for Paramount Hat Company in Dexter and a resident of rural Bernie.
She was united in marriage to Carrol Forkum on July 11, 1951 at Bloomfield. Mr. Forkum survives of the home near Bernie.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Michael Lynn Forkum of Dexter: by two daughters, Carol Roberts and Niki Evans both of Dexter: by three brothers, Ronald Lee "BUD" Lowery of Bernie, Dale Leonard Lowery of Clarksville, Tennessee and Robert Dean Lowery of Glennie, Michigan: by one sister, Delores Ann Wood of Twas, Michigan: by four grandchildren, Jay Roberts of Jackson, Tennessee, Derek Roberts of Springfield, Missouri, Amanda Forkum of O'Fallon, Missouri and Casi Evans of Dexter: by one great-grandchild, Nolan Alden Krieg of O'Fallon, Missouri.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Carrol Dean Forkum: by one brother, Donald Lowery.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in BERNIE from 5:00 until 8:00 P. M., Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A. M., Wednesday, June 24, 2010 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Curtis McClard officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery near Campbell.