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Gaylord Ramsey

March 10, 1926 — October 10, 2019

CHILLICOTHE - Gaylord L. Ramsey of Chillicothe passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10th, 2019 after a long illness at the VA Hospital in West Palm Beach FL.
He was born on March 10, 1926 the son of Isaac and Bena (Kling) Ramsey. Surviving are is his daughter, Cynthia (Scott) Weininger of West Palm Beach, FL. His grandchildren, Jake Weininger and Shelby Weininger both of West Palm Beach Florida. He was preceded in death by his parent, son Mike, six brothers, and one sister.
Gaylord served in the U.S. Navy during WW II from 1944 to 1946. When he returned to Chillicothe after the war he worked for Irons Block company where he stayed until they closed. Gaylord was known as a Blacksmith in the horse community in Chillicothe and surrounding areas. His love for horses fulfilled his whole life. Many remember him for his trail rides he sponsored and him riding on his white horse carrying the American Flag in parades.
Gaylord was a lifetime member of the Peoria Casting Club and a member of the Chillicothe Randers Saddle Club.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October, 27, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Chillicothe City Cemetery with Military Rites. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chillicothe VFW located at 1729 North Santa Fe Avenue, Chillicothe.
Online condolences may be submitted at

Graveside Service

OCT 27. 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Chillicothe City Cemetery
Corner of Cloverdale & Fourth St.
Chillicothe, IL

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