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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. 


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  1. Expression of Sympathy on January 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 3, 2019

  2. Lynda (Chaney) Nelson on January 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sally and I went to Resurrection School together and graduated in 1963. She and I were the tallest girls in our class, which made us feel special. =ƒÖé We lost touch over the years, although I tried finding her. I spent a lot of time in her basement listening to music back in the day. I remember the day she met her husband to be, Jorge. So many good memories. My thoughts and prayers to her family. G¥ñn+Å

  3. Expression of Sympathy on January 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A GRANDMA’S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on January 3, 2019

    Goodbye, Sally. I loved you. My memories of you will always make me happy. You and your family made my childhood so bright. My heart aches but I know you are at peace with God. All my love, Kelly Nunn Holdcraft

  4. Kim Good on January 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    -áThoughts and prayers for-ástrength and peace for you all during this difficult time.

  5. Maria Fajardo nee Ramirez on January 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I first met Sally in August of 1964.-á She was engaged to my brother Jorge.-á In November 1964 she became my sister-in-law.-á In a few years, sharing our lives and having our children, she soon became and has remained my sister.-á The sister I wished for while having three brothers!-á We enjoyed each other’s company whenever we were able to get together in spite of moves and distances.-á We could “pick up” and talk about anything as if time and distance had not elapsed.-á Sally leaves a great family behind who will remember her forever.-á I will remember and miss her too.-á Thank you my sister for your love and friendship.

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