Former Miss America Venus Ramey passed during age 92


The initial red-haired Miss America Venus Ramey died on Saturday during a age of 92. 

Born in Ashland, Ramey was crowned in 1944 when she represented Washington, D.C., where she had changed from Kentucky to work during World War II.

She returned to Kentucky in 1990. In 2007 during age 82, Ramey shot out a lorry tire of trespassers on her Waynesburg, Kentucky, farm, earning her a guest coming on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

The Miss America Organization sent out an email honoring a 1944 Miss America winner, who died in her home-state of Kentucky.

“During Venus’ reign, Miss America was seen as a domestic romantic for a initial time, as Venus worked with Senator Kaper of Kansas and Congressman Somner of Missouri in edition their bills to benefit voting for a District of Columbia, as good as other Members of Congress to order women’s rights legislation,” a classification stated. “…Venus leaves behind a durability legacy. Her memory will live on in a hearts of everybody in a Miss America family and all who had a pleasure of meaningful her.” 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.