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Ramona Barbee, 80

Ramona Barbee, 80, of Columbia, died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home.

She was born April 9, 1939, in Sparksville, Ky, to the late Ottie and Maxine Harvey Wheeler.  She was one of the most loved high school teachers in Adair County and impacted so many lives, retiring after 27 years in the Adair County School System, most of those years in the business department.  She always rooted for the underprivileged student to excel and become the most they could be.  She always brought a smile to whomever she met and welcomed everyone for an amazing country cooked meal.  She was a member of Columbia Christian Church.

She married Joe L. Barbee of Columbia, Ky and together they had two daughters.

Survivors include her daughters Susan Barbee Harvey and husband Terry of Columbia, Sarah Espinosa and husband Victor of Lexington, and her granddaughter Annelise Kate Espinosa

Funeral service were held Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin officiating.

Burial followed in the Columbia Cemetery.

The family would prefer that a donation to Hosparus be made in place of flowers.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were  William Burton, Tommy Phelps, Tommy Grider, Henry Sandusky, Matt Loy, Chuck Rogers

Honorary casket bearers were  Larry Legg, Lynn Earl Huddleston, Jack Collins, Dr. Mark Hyatt, Glenn Breeding.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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