Wanda Jean Rager

October 23, 1935 – October 24, 2021

Wanda Jean Rager, 86, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born October 23, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Rowena (Green) Cauble.  She married Walter Hulet Rager on April 26, 1952, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2020.

Wanda had been employed as a switchboard operator for the telephone company and retired from Hoosier Uplands.  She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and American Legion No. 250 Auxiliary.  Wanda enjoyed the Red Hat Society, Happy Travelers, the casino, and traveling.  She loved her family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Monte (Pat Atkinson) Rager of Orleans, Dolores “Sissy” Jolley of Mitchell, Kim (Scott) Ferguson of Mitchell; grandchildren,  Meghann Rager of Ocala, Florida, Mia Rager of Ocala, Florida, Lauren (Dustin) Wyman of Ocala, Florida, Kenia (Ty) Kirk of Bedford, Mackenzie (Anthony) Reeve of Mitchell, Aften Ferguson of Mitchell; 10 great-grandchildren; 5 extended great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and son-in-law, Jeff Jolley, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and requests that masks be worn.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.