Mary Ragsdale
1938 - 2021

Mary E. Ragsdale

FARMINGTON – Mary E. Ragsdale of Farmington, passed away suddenly on January 11, 2021, at her residence at the age of 82. She was born on August 13, 1938, in St. Louis to the late Herman and Elizabeth (Noll) Schott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene Ragsdale, her son, Donald Ragsdale, her siblings, William (the late Jean) Schott, Charles Schott, Robert Schott, James Schott, John (the late Doris) Schott, Joseph Schott, Paul Schott, and Sheila (the late Charles) Francis.

Mary is survived by her son, Jeff Ragsdale of St. Louis, Missouri, her granddaughter, Jessica (Jake Roderique) Ragsdale of St. Louis, Missouri, her great-grandson, Jacob Roderique, her siblings, Herman (Dodie) Schott of Murphysboro, Illinois, Richard Schott of Kingman, Arizona, Clara (John) Eveker of Orlando, Florida, Susan (Rod) Painter of St. George, Utah, and John (Karen) Anthonopoulas of Arnold, Missouri, her sisters in law, Geri Schott of Prescott, Arizona, Ruth Schott of St. Louis, Missouri, and her special friend, Sharon Poole, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary was a wonderful and caring person who was always bubbly and happy and had a voice that could make you smile. She was very outgoing and loved sharing stories that made others laugh. Mary enjoyed creating stained glass items, quilting, reading, puzzles, cooking, going for walks, and dancing with her friends. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel with Pastor Alan Berry officiating. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery in St. Louis. Masks are required if attending the visitation and/or service and please adhere to social distancing. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116. View the online obituary and share your condolences at

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Cozean Memorial Chapel
217 W Columbia St, Farmington, MO 63640
Cozean Memorial Chapel
217 W Columbia St, Farmington, MO 63640
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I am so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. We were best of friends in our growing up years and I will remember her always. We had some happy and sad times together. My regret is not being able to stay in touch with her. My sympathies to family.
Joanne Fleischmann Yates
January 29, 2021
Mary, you're definitely one of a kind and I'll miss you.
January 18, 2021