Donna Rosalea Ragsdale (nee Blanton) passed into the life eternal November 28, 2007 at the age of 91. Beloved wife for 68 years of John L. Ragsdale, loving mother of Rick (Sandy) and Janis, loving Gram of Caryn (Kevin Bourrillion), Bret (Sara) and Seth, loving Great Gram of Ellie and Joanna, beloved sister of Leora Giessing, and aunt. Born in Bismarck, MO, Rosalea moved to St. Louis during WWII when John entered the Army and served for a time at Jefferson Barracks. She entered the workforce, helping to manufacture torpedoes at Amertorp (American Can Company). After the war, she was a homemaker and a long-time member of Holy Ghost United Church of Christ.
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