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Mary Margaret Ragsdale Brown
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1937
Death: Jun. 23, 2010
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

My 4th cousin. Daughter of George Theodore Ragsdale Sr. & Ruth Olethia Wadley; granddaughter of George Waldron & Carrie Belle (Huston) Ragsdale and John & Darlaska (Keller) Wadley.

8th great-granddaughter of Godfrey I and Mary Ragsdale.

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on June 25, 2010 (in part):

Mary M. (White) Brown passed away June 23, 2010 after a brave battle with Alzheimers. She was born to George Sr. and Ruth Ragsdale, June 10, 1937; one of six children.

She attended school in Topeka and was a life long resident.

She married Bert White on March 24, 1956; he preceded her in death on January 14, 1992.

Mary retired from Security Benefit after 27 years of service. She was known for her friendly, cheerful smiles and everyone considered her a friend. Prior to her illness, she was an active volunteer for the American Legion Post 400, which included being the vocalist for the annual Memorial Services.

Mary later married Harold M. Brown on July 2, 1997, he survives. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Frankie Ragsdale, George Ragsdale, Jr., Wichita, Hilton Ragsdale, Topeka, Herbert Ragsdale, Topeka and one sister, Frieda Porting, Hutchinson. She is survived by her children, Chris White, Scranton, Mark (Tracy) White, Carbondale, Byron (Gigi) White, Topeka, and Kathy (Bob) Mitchell, Girard; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include the children of Harold Brown; Lori (Keith) Rogers, Wes (Belinda) Brown, Ron (Evalyn) Brown; Richard (Elaine) Brown, Sandy (Doug) Moore, Randy (Glen) Bartlett, Jeff (Robin) Osburn.

Many thanks to Bill Stephens for stone photos and to Dale Bernhardt, who first listed and graciously transferred memorial. 
 
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 Parents:
  George T. Ragsdale (1900 - 1989)
  Ruth O. Ragsdale (1904 - 1993)
 
 Spouse:
  Bert White (1927 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Herbert Walter Ragsdale (1925 - 2008)*
  Hilton Leroy Ragsdale (1927 - 2008)*
  Frank E. Ragsdale (1930 - 1932)*
  Freda M Porting (1934 - 2007)*
  Mary Margaret Ragsdale Brown (1937 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Lawn Memorial Gardens
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Arleta ♥
Originally Created by: Dale Bernhardt
Record added: Jun 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54098557
Mary Margaret <i>Ragsdale</i> Brown
Added by: Dale Bernhardt
 
Mary Margaret <i>Ragsdale</i> Brown
Added by: Bill Stephens
 
Mary Margaret <i>Ragsdale</i> Brown
Added by: Bill Stephens
 
 
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Your stone photo was just posted and it shows you are loved and missed.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014
Just learned we are cousins, Mary. Rest in peace, you are remembered with love.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014
Flowers for you, and prayers for your family.
- Albert *Rev 21:4*
 Added: Jun. 26, 2010
 
 
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