Obituary: Nancy Marie Ragsdale

December 12, 1937 – January 7, 2021

Nancy Marie Ragsdale, 83, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 12, 1937, in Bedford, she was the daughter Warren and Leona (Drehobl) Sheeks. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1955. Nancy worked in the Limestone industry for 47 years, working first at Heltonville Limestone and then at Architectural Stone Sales from where she retired. After retirement, Nancy worked part-time as a people greeter at Walmart for ten years. She was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Surviving to cherish the memory of Nancy include, her daughter and son-in-law, Kim (Ragsdale) and Mark Daugherty; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Julie Ragsdale; four grandchildren, Megan (Bunch) and Brian Griffin, Ashley Bunch, Christopher Bunch, and Joshua Ragsdale; two great-grandchildren, Jaxom Griffin and Charlotte Griffin; one sister, Maralou (Sheeks) Whelan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Clifford Whelan.

Funeral services for Nancy Marie Ragsdale will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

The arrangements for Nancy Ragsdale have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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