Shirley Ann Ragsdell

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Shirley Ann Ragsdell, 77, of Rector, passed from this life on Saturday, May 24, 2015, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born on January 11, 1938, to the late Evene and Zeffie (Marsh) Jones. She loved to go to flea markets and yard sales to find her next "nick nack" and enjoyed the company of her dog.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, John Ragsdell and her parents.

She is survived by her son, Keith and Linda Stephen of Rose Bud, Ark.; two brothers, Jerry Jones of Florida and Ronnie Jones of Michigan; one sister, Loretta "Casey" Kibler of Paragould; grandchildren, Tiffani (Billy) Fletcher, Kristen (Chato) Wilson, Felicia (Josh) McCann, Matthew Stephen and Janae Stephen; great grandchildren, Aaliyah McCann and Kiara McCann along with a host of other relatives and special friends.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday May 28, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will follow services at Harvey's Chapel Cemetery in Marmaduke.

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