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Ramah Irene (Tharp) Bennett, age 92, passed away in Blue Springs, Missouri on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Born August 16, 1928 in Green City, Missouri to Bernie and Ethel (Swearengen) Tharp.

Ramah married Jack M. Bennett on January 26, 1950. Jack preceded her in death on January 9, 2014. They were married for 65 years until his passing in 2014.

She was a Practical Nurse and in the 1960’s she provided respite care for the elderly in their homes.

Her career was in fashion retail at Adler’s and Lerner Shops in Independence. She was an Avon representative and made many lasting friendships in that endeavor.

Ramah was very artistic in many ways; sewing, crafts, painting, and coloring. She was an avid reader and a master cook.

She loved to travel and visited San Diego, San Francisco, Cancun, and Hawaii.

Ramah was a devoted member of New Salem Baptist Church for nearly 40 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband; brother, Earl Tharp; sisters, Lorene Owens and Noma Jean Daniel.

Survivors include her three children: Jean Evans, Independence, Missouri, Jane Kimble (Duane) St. Joseph, Missouri, and Joe Bennett (Jane), Independence, Missouri.

Grandchildren: Wendy Evans Dobratz (Dave) Olathe, Kansas, Erin Kimble Fizer (Marcus) Shawnee, Kansas, Jacob Kimble (Katie) St Joseph, Missouri, Haley Bennett Thomason (Brett) Lees Summit, Missouri, and Trevor Bennett (Paige) Smithville, Missouri.

Great-Grandchildren: Dylan Dobratz, Dawson Fizer, Brecken Fizer, Connor Kimble, Collins Kimble, and Nolan Bennett.

Brother, Bernie Tharp, Jr. (Shirley) Olathe, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews

Graveside Service was held on January 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm at New Salem Cemetery, 1823 N Blue Mills Rd, Independence, Missouri.