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 Ethel Mae <I>Ragsdale</I> Harris

Ethel Mae Ragsdale Harris

Makanda, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Death 12 Nov 2012 (aged 80)
Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Makanda, Jackson County, Illinois, USA
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Ethel Harris

VIENNA -- Ethel Mae (Ragsdale) Harris, 80, formerly of Makanda, died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

She was born March 29, 1932, in Makanda, the daughter of Calvin and Ada (Darnell) Ragsdale.

Ethel was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Makanda.

In addition to being a loving mother and homemaker, she had worked as a CNA in home health care and, before that, in hotel housekeeping.

She also loved her pets and flowers.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Harris of Plantation, Fla., and Steven Harris of Palm Springs, Calif.; three daughters, Linda Volentine of Rye, Colo., Sandy Steep of Rio, W.Va., and Janice Ralls of Dongola; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Danny and Larry; six brothers, Jim, George, Robert, Lawrence, Van and Leroy Ragsdale; and two sisters, Elizabeth Yow and Marie Ragsdale.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda with the Rev. Earl McKenzie officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Crain Funeral Home, Anna-Jonesboro.

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Published in The Southern Illinoisan on November 13, 2012

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