Helen Ragan Obituary

Helen K. Ragan
Helen K. Ragan
Helen K. Ragan

July 21, 2003
Born in Matherville, Illinois
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Helen K. Ragan, 87, died July 21, 2003 at Taylor House. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, with burial following at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Melcher, Iowa.

Helen was born in Matherville, Illinois and was a graduate of Melcher High School. She worked in downtown Des Moines as a manicurist at the Savory Barber Shop and the Des Moines Club. She loved collecting antiques including cut glass and fine art. She was an avid golfer. She was described by friends as a great dancer, classy lady and a loving mother.

She is survived by her son, Richard Ragan and his wife Barbara of Vail, CO; granddaughter, Katharine Ragan of Carrboro, NC; sisters, Pat Barnes of Rock Island, IL, and Anne Kuchan of Melcher; and brother, Charles Kuchan of Indianola.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to Intrust Hospice, St. Ambrose Cathedral or Sacred Heart Church in Melcher, Iowa.




St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Friday, July 25, 2003
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Ambrose Cathedral
607 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Friday, July 25, 2003
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Melcher, IA
Friday, July 25, 2003


Intrust Hospice
3401 East Douglas
Des Moines, IA US 50317
St. Ambrose Cathedral
6th & High Streets
Des Moines, IA US
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
204 Southwest D Street
Melcher, IA 50163