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Ramona Opal (Baker) Herren was born on June 2, 1916, to Louisa (Whitworth) Baker and Ralph Baker in Enid, Oklahoma. She was born two months early at a time when premature babies had a very low chance of survival. There were no incubators in those days, so they laid her in a shoebox and kept her warm in the bread warmer compartment of the kitchen stove. Ramona not only survived, but thrived. She spent her childhood in Carmen, Oklahoma, and graduated from Carmen High School in 1934.

She continued her education at Northwestern Oklahoma Teachers College (now NWOSU) in Alva, graduating with a d...

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