Venus Ramey


Age: 92

beauty pageant contestant who was crowned Miss America in 1944 when she represented Washington, D.C., where she had moved from Kentucky to work during World War II and was the first red-haired Miss America contestant to win the title, but who returned to Kentucky in 1990 and shot out the truck tires of trespassers on her Waynesburg, Kentucky farm in 2007 at age 82 earning her a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: September 26, 1924

Died: June 17, 2017

Science Hill, Kentucky