Nanette Marie Ragan
Feb. 25, 1947 – Jan. 13, 2019
Nanette Marie Ragan, most beloved and cherished Mother went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 13, 2019 while surrounded by her daughters, family and friends.
Nanette was born the youngest of three girls on Feb. 25, 1947, to Corene and Robert Plumberg, Nanette was often known as a fun-loving tomboy and she and her sisters suffered a great loss when their mother passed away at a young age. Soon after, their Father moved the family to a Kansas City, Missouri neighborhood where Nanette befriended a wonderful family, John A. and Ida L. Ragan and their children. She then met their son, John Lee Ragan when he came home on a naval leave, and the two fell into the love of a lifetime. John Lee often said their love was so strong, they were one. The couple married and had two children, Amy and then Jennifer.
For a while, Nanette co-ran a successful ceramics class from the Ragan home with her mother-in-law, whom she absolutely adored and cherished. The family moved to a farm home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri which began the happiest years of their lives. It was during this time one of their nephews, John W. Evers, moved in for a time and became like a son to the couple and they loved him dearly and spared him no number of chores.
Nanette was an immensely strong and loving woman who cherished her role as Mother and wife and was first and foremost a servant of God. She cherished her Bible and loved studying every aspect of God’s word. She truly loved her family, friends and her little fur-babies and would want everyone to remember “Read Your Bible.”
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John Lee Ragan; her parents; her aunt, Lorene M. Roberson; sisters, Pam Almony and Ann Crowl; her beloved in-laws John and Ida Ragan; sister-in-law, Judy A. Bird and her niece Beki Huff. She is survived by her daughters Amy Ragan and Jennifer Ragan; sister-in-law Janice Dyer and husband Greg; brother-in-law, Lloyd Crowl; several nieces and nephews and their families.
Her daughters give a very special thank you to Pastor Doug Richey, Pastor Gary Barkley, Lisa and Benny Oliver, Glenda Powell, Marian Barney, Janice and Greg Dyer, Gaylene Barker, Shawn Harmon, Alexa Summit, Jon Moore, Kip Provost, Bob Chuning and the numerous kind hearts who reached out to us not only on the day she left us but the days prior and after when we needed you so much. We also give thanks to one of the kindest souls we know, Ryan Cashatt of Cashatt Family Funeral Home, St. Lukes Hospice House and the staff of Unit 64, KUMed Center.
Memorial services will be held March 9th, 2019 at Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs. Visitation will begin at noon, with services to follow at 1 p.m. A reception will immediately follow.