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1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Oct. 19, 1945 - Nov. 27, 2017 TOPEKA, KS Thomas "Tom" Wynn Ragsdale, 72, Topeka, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017, at Stormont Vail Hospital. Tom was born October 19, 1945 in Tucson, AZ, the son of Elmer and Winifred Ragsdale. Raised by Vernie and Marcella Kliesen from Wright, Kansas. He attended Windhorst High School. He served in the Army National Guard for 6 years. He farmed in western Kansas and then operated a Limousine service in Oklahoma City for over 20 years.He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Tom married Connie Ney on March 20, 1965 in the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dodge City, KS. Tom was extremely loving and proud of his 4 children and 9 grandchildren, Michelle Higgins and her husband Pat and their two sons Nicholas and Benjamin; Tom Ragsdale and his two sons Randon and Ayden; Jay Ragsdale, his wife Gena and their 3 sons Chase, Preston, and Cole; Jennifer Rund and her husband Brad and their two children Madison (Rund) Gossen, her husband Pate and Brooks Rund. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017, followed by a visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Private family inurnment will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Hanston, KS at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities/Foster Program. You may leave special message for the family online at www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com www.penwellgabeltopeka.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 1, 2017
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