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James "Jim" G. Ragains

February 26, 1931 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 87)

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James “Jim” Gordon Ragains, age 87, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on February 18th, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana. 

He was born in Martin County, Indiana on February 26th, 1931 to Rollie and Creasy (Andrews) Ragains.

Jim married Marian Hall on September 3rd, 1955 and she survives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, (2) Brothers- Bobby Gene and Clarence Ragains, (2) Sisters- Delores Compton and Maxine Coomer.

Jim was a member of Crystal Community Church, the Phillips-Grigsby American Legion Post 149 in West Baden Springs, and French Lick Masonic Lodge F&AM #586.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and had worked as a concrete mason spending more than 20 years at Lindsey’s Construction.

Jim enjoyed watching his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their sporting activities. He was an avid IU and Colts fan but added Kentucky for his great-grandson Carter.

He loved spending time with his family and never met a stranger. 

Jim is survived by:

Wife Marian Ragains French Lick, Indiana 

(2) Sons Kevin Gordon Ragains (Angela) French Lick, Indiana
Duane Kent Ragains French Lick, Indiana 

(3) Grandchildren Janelle Crews (Kyle) French Lick, Indiana
Kyle Gordon Ragains (Maggie) Lake Terrace, Washington
Keyly Ragains French Lick, Indiana

(2) Great-Grandchildren Carter Crews and Mia Grace Crews 
The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Mike Stout at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Crystal Community Cemetery in Crystal, Indiana.

Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, with a Masonic Memorial Service to be held at 7:00 p.m., and again on Sunday from 12:00 (noon) until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Crystal Community Cemetery, c/o Melvin Jones, 9097 N 900 E, Dubois, IN 47527.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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February 23, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

February 24, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

Funeral Ceremony
February 24, 2019

2:00 PM
Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

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