Ramona Ann Carnes


Our dear mother Ramona (Andrews) Carnes, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 24, 2024, in Waco, Texas.

Visitation: 5 – 7PM Thursday, March 28th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel
Graveside Service: 10AM Friday, March 29th at Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Texas

Ramona was born in Mart, Texas in 1947, to Mitchell and Laura Andrews. She graduated from Waco High School in 1966 and earned an associate degree from McLennan Community College. She married James (Jim) Alfred Carnes on June 20, 1980.

Ramona was a person who never met a stranger and always had a smile. She spoke to everyone, making friends wherever she went. She and Jim enjoyed traveling the country and being outdoors. Ramona was enthusiastic about taking pictures, cooking, and researching family histories. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and meeting up with her high school group for lunch each month. She adored her family and loved every second spent with them. She was quick to brag and show them off any chance she could.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Carnes; parents, Mitchell and Laura Andrews; sisters, Melinda (Wells) Davis and Dorothy (Wells) Butler; brothers, Kenneth Wells and Bobby Breland; son-in-law, Joe Cleboski; and grandson, Frank Cleboski.

Ramona is survived by eight children, Angie Cleboski of Cibolo, Thomas Carnes and wife Sherri of Waco, Jacqueline Wilkinson and husband Ken of Waco, Janet Merlen and husband Shawn of Utah, Sherry Foster and husband Scott of Louisiana, Carol Crymes and husband Bruce of Louisiana, James Carnes and wife Amanda of Louisiana, Amanda Malone and husband Brian of Louisiana; 32 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren; brother, Johnny Wells and wife Donna of Mineral Wells; sisters, Buena McGee of Arlington and Sue Reedy of Baytown; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and her dog, Luna.

Ramona was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who was always there when we needed her. She will be deeply missed. She has left our lives but will never leave our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fuzzy Friends Rescue, 6321 Airport Road, Waco TX 76708, or your favorite charity.

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  1. Ramona was the best friend anyone could ever have. She was completely accepting, supportive and loving. Always offering whatever she could in any situation. She was a regular at our high school lunches, will leave a huge void there and be truly missed. My prayers go out to everyone in her family. You were everything to her!

  2. Aunt Mona,
    Loved you so much. Thank
    Tonda, Joey Owens and family

  3. To my beautiful friend Ramona. You were one of the most delightful people I have ever know. I am so proud to call you my friend. Anyone who ever met you was instantly charmed by your loving, joyous personality. To say you will be missed is an understatement. You touch so many lives, always in a positive-way. I will love you always and cherish our friendship. Give Jim and Jack a big hug from me.

  4. Veronica McDonough

    Our neighborhood won’t be the same. We will miss you every day. Thanks for being a bright light in our day to day life. We will miss the mailbox chats and the sharing of photos. My kids won’t ever be as photographed again as you always did for them. We are so thankful for your love and support.

    Love, Veronica and Bryan McDonough
    and all of our crew

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