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Janis Henderson J
Janis Henderson
Janis Henderson Ronnie and my sister, Cheri, were both in Glenwood and then at Taylor Ridge at the same time. They both also worked at Innovative Industries. Ronnie was also so happy. He would come up and give Cheri a hug and Cheri would say " Ronnie you need to shave". Ronnie was a very special guy and will be missed so much by our family. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.


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Dennis and Judy Bunch D
Dennis and Judy Bunch
We are so sorry to hear about Ronnie. We so enjoyed when the Rotarians went to Taylor Ridge and had the BBQ and sang songs - Ronnie always "sang his heart out" and we enjoyed it as much as he did!! He will be greatly missed - he was always so happy and friendly. Our sympathies to the family.
Kathy Weed K
Kathy Weed
I'm so sorry to hear about Ronnie, i worked In Lenox at the care facility many years ago, he was so sweet and nice, he will be misses. Sending prayers to Ronnie's family

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Harold Neville H
Harold Neville
Ronnie was my uncle and I would go to where he was playing his records and we would listen to record for hours. He definitely was a huger! I will mis you uncle Ronnie and I am convinced that there is a special place for you in the here-after!
Posted February 24 at 8:40 AM CST
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Obituary for Ronnie Ray Sleep

Celebration of Life services for Ronnie Sleep, age 65, of Bedford, who died Friday, January 24, 2014 in Council Bluffs, Iowa were Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation was one hour prior to services with the family greeting friends during that time. Interment was held at Siam Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Ronnie’s name. Memories can be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

Ronnie Ray Sleep was born August 2, 1948, the son of Dale H. Sleep and Vera Blanche (Murray) Sleep at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Missouri. Ronnie grew up on a farm in Taylor County, southwest of Bedford. He loved to watch professional wrestling on Monday nights. He loved music and dancing. He also enjoyed being the 'center of attention' at parties. He was always loving with his family and cared for all those around him. Ronnie enjoyed being around his family, especially for birthdays and Christmas time. Ronnie was also a devoted Iowa Hawkeye fan.

Left to cherish Ronnie's memory are his three brothers and two sisters, Wilbur Sleep and wife Joyce of Bedford; Robert Sleep and wife Mary Jo of Bedford; Johnny Sleep of Gravity; Betty Miller and husband John of Maryville, Missouri; Karen Tisue of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-laws Barbara Sleep and Dorothy Sleep; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding Ronnie in death are his parents, Dale and Vera Sleep; two sisters, Darlene Claybaker and Marvis Ballard; and three brothers, Gerald Sleep, Eldon Sleep and Marvin Sleep.

We will forever hold the precious memories of Ronnie in our hearts.
May you be at peace in God’s loving care.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Bedford

1406 Madison Avenue, Bedford, IA 50833, United States




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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Bedford

1406 Madison Avenue, Bedford, IA 50833, United States





12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Siam Cemetery

Siam , Iowa, United States

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