Ted Ragan

Born: Thu., Jun. 28, 1956
Died: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 09, 2019
Location: First Christian Church

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Ted Ragan, 62, of Barry passed away January 23, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born in Hannibal on June 28, 1956 to Billie Keith and Kara Belle (Long) Ragan. He married Mary Jo Hodson Squires in Barry in 2005 and she survives.

Ted attended Payson schools and graduated in 1974 from Rye High School in Rye, CO. After graduating, he moved to Barry and worked on his Uncle Leland’s farm for several years. He began trucking at the age of 21 for Thompson Trucking and drove for over 40 years, most recently for Black Horse Carriers, driving right up until illness forced his retirement in 2017. He loved fishing, camping, and was an avid hunter.  He collected western knives and attended many auctions and flea markets. Ted loved riding motorcycles and he and Mary took many trips on the bike over the years. He especially loved to spend time with his family. Ted was a member of the First Christian Church of Barry.

He is survived by his wife Mary, his mother, Kara Belle Linnenburger of Ewing, Mo and a step mother, Rita Ragan of Colorado City, CO. Also surviving are three daughters; Cobie (husband Mike) McQuay of Kinderhook, Mandy (husband Kenny) Mellon of Barry, and Lyndsay (husband Dave) Smith also of Barry and five grandchildren; Kylin and Brynlee McQuay, Chloe and Gaven Mellon, and Jaxsen Smith. Six brothers; Joe (wife Penny) Ragan of Rye, CO, Jim (wife Kim) Ragan also of Rye, CO, Kris (wife Sofia) of Minneolla, KS, Greg (April) Ragan of Ewing, MO, Stephen (Darcey) Linnenburger of Canton, MO, and Curt (wife Liz) Carlson of Clarinda, IA and three sisters; Terri (husband Frank) Pryor of Payson, IL, Stephanie (husband Pat) Gray of Lewistown, MO, and Sherri (husband Chris) Flageolle of Denver, CO, and many nieces and nephews survive.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Barry. In lieu of flowers or plants memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church of Barry or the American Cancer Society. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Ted's memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society

First Christian Church of Barry

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carla k maple
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
I am so sorry for you loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
sorry for your loss ted was a good man

Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss ,prayers and hugs to all....

Larry & Pat Veile
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
Sympathies to Cobie & Mandy and the rest of the family and friends. Our sincere sympathies to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Angel Barnes
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
So very sorry to learn of Ted's passing. He was a really nice fella, I liked him. I know he will be missed.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
With deepest heartfelt sympathy for all of you .

   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss may God give you the strength you need always looking to him for comfort only He can give

Hal Simpson
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
Mary and extended families of yours and Ted's, may God's peace comfort and surround you all with faith, hope, and love as you celebrate your memories of Ted 🙏🕊

Rick Campbell
   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
sorry to hear about my old friend

Nancy Halpin
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm saddened you had to say goodbye.

Jerry Bustos
   Posted Thu January 31, 2019
It was a great pleasure to know you,and play basketball with the purest left handed shooter like you.RIP brother Ted

Barb Hirst Irick
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Mary, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.

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