Ramona was born May 15, 1954 in Kenedy to Ramon and Manuela Ruiz Casarez. Ramona was a housewife and a home health provider. She attended the Runge Church of Christ. Ramona and Gabriel Marquez were married on Dec. 24, 1988 in Austin.
Survivors include her daughters Sylvia Ramirez of Runge and Mary Villegas of Runge; sons, Robert Ramirez of Runge, David Ramirez of Runge, and Juan Ramirez Jr. of Runge; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Julie Schlichting of Austin, Linda Garcia of Austin, Rosie Ruiz of Austin, and Janie Arrington of Victoria; and brothers Alfred Vasquez of Austin, John Schlichting of Austin, Norman Schlichting Jr. of Austin and Harvey Schlichting of Austin.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband Gabriel Marquez; and daughter Nancy Ramirez.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Rhodes Chapel, Runge.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Rhodes Chapel, Runge with Rev. Ronnie Polston officiating.
Interment followed in the Runge Latin Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Juan Ramirez Jr., David Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Chano Rios, Tommy Garza, and Alfred Vasquez. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc. where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.