Ramona Kathryn (Miller) Langlois
(April 4, 1929 – August 5, 2022)
Ramona Kathryn (Miller) Langlois of Lawrence, Kansas, was born on a farm in Bigelow, Kansas, to Joseph and Kathryn (Otto) Miller, the fourth child of nine children. She graduated from Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Kansas, in 1946. She passed away peacefully on August 5, 2022, at Bridge Haven Memory Care Home in Lawrence.
She is survived by her husband, Leo (Gardner, MA), whom she met in Topeka, Kansas, in 1954 when Leo was stationed at Forbes Air Force Base and Ramona was employed at Santa Fe Railroad as a comptometer operator. They were married on February 19, 1955, and settled first in Topeka, later moving to Lawrence in 1967 where Leo had accepted a position at the University of Kansas. Ramona stayed home to raise their two daughters. She also volunteered her time at church and at the hospital. They were married for 67 years before Ramona passed away.
Ramona was energetic and athletic. She played basketball in high school and enjoyed swimming and bowling. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. She loved music and played the saxophone and piano. She enjoyed spending time with her family, growing flowers, traveling, baking, playing cards, art, hiking, swimming, butterflies, and birds. Her apple pies were the best. She had a keen eye and appreciated nature and the beauty of things around her. Ramona loved babies and children and was a very kind, caring person with a big heart.
Ramona is survived by two daughters: Kathy Schoenwandt and husband Steve Schoenwandt of Lawrence, KS, and Joleen Schaake of San Marcos, CA. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Monica Roberts, Jeff Roberts and Karen Roberts, all of Lawrence, KS, Sarah (Aaron Tatko) Schaake, San Marcos, CA, and Caroline Schaake, Honolulu, HI. She is survived by six great-grandchildren: Savannah Dibben of Fargo, ND, Joseph Dibben of Lawrence, KS, Michael Farmer of Lawrence, KS, Olivia Gutierrez of Lawrence, KS, Aiden Randall of Lawrence, KS, and William “Liam” Tatko of San Marcos, CA. She is also survived by two brothers, Paul (Delores) Miller of Valley Falls, KS, and Ralph (Sandy) Miller of Frankfort, KS; and one sister, Pearl (Ernie, deceased) Raugewitz of Ozawkie, KS.
Ramona was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Eugene Miller, LJ Miller (Renee), Mary (Everett) Hamilton, Evelyn (Jim) Hamilton, and Harold (Geraldine) Miller.
Services will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. The Rosary will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by visitation, with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. There will a church luncheon after the burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 Bob Billings Parkway, Lawrence, KS 66049, www.cccparish.org.
Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th, Lawrence, KS, warrenmcelwain.com, is assisting the family with arrangements.