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3/20/2017 10:40:00 AM
Estle "Bud" Ramsey
October 19, 1927 - March 17, 2017
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Mr. Estle “Bud” Ramsey, 89, of Kincaid, Ill. passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:55 p.m.

He was born in New Burnside, Ill., October 19, 1927 the son of Leslie “Les” and Rose (Fustin) Ramsey.  

Mr. Ramsey was a member of Midland United Methodist Church, Kincaid.  “Cue-Ball”, as he was affectionately known to his co-workers, and later to everyone, worked 45 years in area coal mines retiring from Peabody Mine #10 in 1989.  Bud also served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He was a current member of the Kincaid American Legion and the United Mine Workers of America and was a former member of the Taylorville V.F.W.

Surviving is a grandson Rev. Chad (Jennifer) Foster of Morrisonville, Ill., great-grandchildren Seth, Gabby and Sophie Foster of Morrisonville, Ill., a niece Susan Lynn Sammons of Springfield, Ill., a son-in-law Tom Foster of Tovey, Ill., a brother-in-law George Sammons of Springfield, Ill. along with a great many friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Vickie, grandson Thomas Scott, two sisters: Ida Mosley and Lorraine Sammons and a brother Hubert “Red” Ramsey.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, Ill.  Rev. Chad Foster will officiate.  Visitation for Mr. Ramsey will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at Masterson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville, Ill.  On-line condolences may be left at


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