|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1912|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1998|
Tom Green County
Leora Ragsdale Middlekauf, 85, of San Angelo died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Kerrville. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerold McBride officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. She was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Bangs. She was a schoolteacher and worked with Ragsdale Tire Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles Middlekauf Sr. of San Angelo; a daughter, Billie Davis of Kerrville; a son, J.W. Ragsdale of Durango, Colo.; three stepchildren, Charlene Cates of Bryan, Margaret Echols of Waco and Chuck Middlekauf of Dallas; two brothers, Dr. Bill Stephens of Brownwood and Stacy Stephens of Bangs; four grandchildren; six step- grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
LEORA RAGSDALE MIDDLEKAUF
Leora Ragsdale Middlekauf was born in Bangs on Oct. 17, 1912, to Mary (Stacy)and John Stephens. She had four brothers, Dr. J.B. ``Bill'', Ben, Stacy and R.B. Bill Stephens and Stacy Stephens are surviving in Bangs. Leora attended Daniel Baker and Howard Payne colleges. She taught school in Mukewater for a year and was teaching in Grosvenor when she married W.W. ``Bill'' Ragsdale in 1937. Leora and Bill moved to Pecos, selling tires for Hicks Rubber Co., and operated a tire store. During World War II she managed the business in Pecos with their moving to San Angelo in 1941. She continued to be active in Bill Ragsdale Tire Co. until it was sold in 1986. Leora joined First Baptist Church
the first Sunday they were in San Angelo in 1941. She was actively involved in Sunday school, G.A.'s and WMU for many years. Leora and Bill were strong supporters of all types of mission activities through First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Glory Choir, Baptist Memorials Hospital uxiliary, Literary Review Club, Concho Valley Lions Club and Leading Ladies of Norwest Bank. She and Bill Ragsdale had two children, a daughter and her husband, Billie Davis and Dr. John Davis of Kerrville; and a son, Dr. J.W. Ragsdale and wife, Johnie, of Durango, Colo. Their grandchildren are John William Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Allison Ragsdale and Emily Ragsdale. Bill Ragsdale died in 1991. In August 1996, she married Charles Middlekauf Sr. and inherited three more children, Charlene Cates of Bryan, Chuck Middlekauf of Dallas and Margaret Echols of Waco; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerold McBride officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Memorials may be given to Vision 2000 at First Baptist Church in San Angelo.
John R. Stephens (1889 - 1972)
Mary A. Stephens (1884 - 1974)
William Willard Ragsdale (1914 - 1991)
Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens
Tom Green County
Created by: Reba Chunn
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
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