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Angelena “Angie” “Ash-Pah-Gah” Jo Ramirez, 49, Horton, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. at her home.
She was born Feb. 25, 1965, in Kansas City, the daughter of Tom and Linda Spoone Ramirez. She attended Powhattan schools prior to attending Haskell College and Kaw Area Technical College, then graduating from Sanford-Brown College in Kansas City, Mo., with an associate degree in nursing.
Ms. Ramirez was a registered nurse, working at Horton Community Hospital, Tri-County Manor, Medicalodges Jackson County and various hospitals in Topeka and Kansas City.
Survivors include her father, Tom Ramirez, Horton; three sons, Austin, Alvin and Devin Whitebird, all of Horton; 12 daughters, Justina Brockman, Shawnee, Joanna Hyde, El Cajon, Calif., Yvonne McCartney, Hiawatha, Arlissa Simmons, Leadville, Colo., Darliss Whitebird, Horton, Jessi Whitebird, Kansas City, Alissen Whitebird, Horton, Riss Whitebird, Holton, Marissa Whitebird, Iriss Whitebird, Clarissa “CD” Whitebird and Vanessa “Nessy” Whitebird, all of Horton; a brother, Tim Ramirez, Mayetta; two sisters, Beatrice Ramirez, Mayetta, and Rita Ramirez, Kansas City, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Ramirez; two brothers, Ruben Ramirez and Merlin Ramirez; and a granddaughter, Paula Hyde.
Kennekuk services and wake were held Saturday at the Kickapoo Community Building. Burial was held Sunday morning at the Kennekuk Cemetery on the Kickapoo Reservation. Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary of Horton is in charge of arrangements.