Ruth Ragsdale

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Ruth Ragsdale, 84 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Conroe, Texas. Ruth was born November 29, 1933 in Benson, LA to AJ and Johnnie Shadoin.

Ruth married Robert "Rags" Ragsdale on September 15, 1959. They were married for 58 years and had six children: Michael, Sandy, Toni, Terry, Toby, and Tim.

Ruth lived an active vibrant life. She was a Civil Defense Rescue Squad volunteer, a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator, and a homemaker. She also worked in the White Oak High School and was a competitive archer of national caliber having competed for more than 30 years. Her feisty spirit and quick wit will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister, Ruby; 6 other siblings; and her beloved daughter, Toni Carolyn Hernandez (Hector). She is survived by her husband, Rags; two siblings, George Merle and Bernard; her children, Michael (Mari), and Sandy (Mark), Terry (Michelle), Toby (Heather, Tim (Lisa); 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12 th from 5 to 6 PM at The Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 PM at the same location. You are invited to leave a written condolence on our website at


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Willis
10129 FM 1097 W
Willis, TX 77318
(936) 890-0454
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Published on from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, 2017