Karel Lee Ragsdale (72) of St. Elmo


Published on June 6 2012 11:34 am

Karel Lee Ragsdale 72 years old of St. Elmo passed away suddenly on June 5 2012, at 3:23 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Effingham, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, June 10th at 1:00 PM at the Fairview United Methodist Church, Avena, Illinois by the Rev. John Heicher. There will be a time of visitation from noon to 1:00 PM.  Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo, Illinois.  Burial will follow the funeral services at the Fairview Church Cemetery.

Karel Lee (Bail) Ragsdale was born on November 15, 1939 in rural Fayette County Avena Township. She was the fourth sibling into the Christian farm family of Fred and Harriet (Fletcher) Bail. She married Ronald Gene Ragsdale, on September 3, 1960 in the Fairview United Methodist Church. Karel was a life-long member of the Fairview United Methodist Church.  She was an I.R.S. Enrolled Agent, owning Karel Lee Ragsdale Accounting. Karel had a true love and passion for horses. She attained her lifetime achievement medal from the U.S. Dressage Federation receiving the distinguished Bronze Medal.

Memorials may be given to the Fairview United Methodist Church, The Gideon’s, or the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund.

In Her passing she leaves behind: Husband: Ronald Gene Ragsdale of St. Elmo, Illinois...1-Son: Brent Ronald (wife, Teresa) Ragsdale of St. Elmo, Illinois...And their 3-daughters: Johanna Bernahl And her children: Nodia Miller, Kiyara Miller, and Myiah Miller; Jayden Bernahl; Whitney (husband, Mike) Patton And their children: Dakota Cox, Brooke Cox and Tara Bernahl...Daughter: Lisette Rene’ (husband, Mark) Ehrat of Shobonier, Illinois and their son: Braden Michael Ehrat...1-Sister: Mary M. (husband, R.W.) Smith of St. Elmo, Illinois 4- Grand Children named and 6-Great Grandchildren named

She was preceded in death by: Parents: Fred Bail and Harriet (Fletcher) Bail...3-Brothers: Dale E. Bail, Robert Kent Bail and Stanley Dean Bail...Nephew: Dennis Bail...Niece: Patricia King

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