Carmen Ramirez Ornelas 1929 - 2013 Humboldt
Carmen C. (Ramirez) Ornelas, 84, of Humboldt, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Webb City, MO. Carmen was born in Lawrence, Kansas on August 7, 1929, the daughter of Jesus and Mary Ramirez. She was united in marriage to Ignacio “Nacho” Ornelas on March 1, 1946 in Lawrence, Kansas. He preceded her in death on August 17, 2003.
Carmen was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed family gatherings, friends, walking her dog Thumper, and watching her grandkids play in the yard. She also enjoyed listening to mexican and country music.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the St. Joseph Altar Society, and at one time, was a volunteer at the Iola Thrift Shop.
Carmen is survived by two sons, Nacho Ornelas Jr. of Kent, WA and Tony Ornelas and his wife Susan of Humboldt; five daughters, Dodie Coker and her husband Roy of Lawrence, KS, Victoria Lopez and her husband Steve of Carl Junction, MO, Anna Chapman and her husband Bill of Humboldt, Karen Riggs and her husband Bradley of Gatesville, TX and Sharon Bauer and her husband Joe of Humboldt; twelve grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren; one step-great-great-granddaughter; four sisters; six brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Nacho Ornelas; two grandchildren Yolanda Oliphant and Gerald Riggs; one step-grandson, Matheau Chapman; two brothers, Fred and Daniel Ramirez; one daughter-in-law, Tomi Ornelas; and one brother-in-law, Gene Bucia. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt, KS. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Iola.
Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the church, followed by visitation in the Parish Hall. Memorials in her name may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements. “To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelHumboldt.om” Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com.