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Sally Ann Ramirez

March 9, 1945 ~ December 30, 2018 (age 73)

Sally Ann Ramirez, age 73, formerly of Lansing, passed away Sunday evening, December 30, 2018, with her loving family by her side at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville.

The daughter of Forest & Opal Dorothy (Titus) Wendling, she was born on March 9, 1945, in Monterey, California.  On November 21, 1964, in Lansing, she married Jorge V. Ramirez and together they raised five children and enjoyed 54 years of marriage. 

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Sally's family was the focus of her life and she delighted in time spent with all of them.  In retirement, she and Jorge made their home at Long Lake in Orleans.

Surviving are her husband, Jorge Ramirez of Orleans;  son, Jorge A. Ramirez of Charlotte; four daughters, Deana & Tim Coolidge of Eaton Rapids, Sara & Vernon Prentice of Summertown, Tennessee, Anita & Nick Henderson of Battle Creek, Maryanna Ramirez & Martin Smith of Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  seven grandchildren, Isaac Coolidge, Max Coolidge, Noah Prentice, Luke, Prentice, Mollie (Henderson) & Zach Hiscock, Nicolas Henderson, and Graciana Henderson and her fiancé, Cody Hoehne;  two sisters, Nancy & Felix Diaz of Charlotte, and Jane & Pat Sullivan of Orleans;  a brother, Dan Wendling of Albion;  and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 807 St.. Mary Blvd., Charlotte, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.  A luncheon will follow the Mass and entombment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing will take place at a later date.

Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Sally's memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children (

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. 

Donations may be made to:

Shriner's Hospitals for Children

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