Bernice Avis Ragain, 83, daugh-ter of Aaron Baker and Anna Edwards Baker, was born Oct. 26, 1919, at Roubidoux. She died Nov. 5, 2002, at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield. She married Reuel “”Chub”” Ragain Dec. 14, 1941. They had three sons and two daughters. Mrs. Ragain was a member of the Hickory Ridge Baptist Church, where she was a primary Sunday school teacher for several years. She loved having her family and friends visit in her home, to crochet, Monday night singings, dominoes and Aggravation games with friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Surviving are her husband of the home; three sons, Lonnie of Gravois Mills, Larrie of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Robert of Sunrise Beach; two daughters, Wanda Moore of Cabool and Bonnie Satterfield of Sparta; one brother, Ervin Baker of Houston; two sisters, Hazel Miles of Houston and Freda Lemons of Columbia; 13 grand-children, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchil-dren. Services were Nov. 9 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wesley Wallace officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery. “

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