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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Saturday February 23rd, 2019
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sunday February 24th, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Sunday February 24th, 2019

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James "Jim" G. Ragains

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 – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thought are with you. God bless and take care!

Judy Crews Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM

I am sorry I did make it to the funeral home. I did not know he had passed away until I was at SV Meadows on Monday and started down the hall to his room. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ralph Purkhiser Feb 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Ragains

Nancy Brosmer and Dawn Linne Feb 24 2019 12:00 AM

Marian, Kevin, Duane and Ragains family. We are deeply sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Connie Walls Feb 22 2019 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on February 22, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers. Love, The Slomskis Mike, Stacy, Matt, Sarah, Joe, & Andy

Expression of Sympathy Feb 22 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on February 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

Jim just reminds me of my Grandpa Andrews so much. He always came and looked me up at Crane when he would be working there, and my mom thought so much of him. Jim and Marion also visited us in Linton, we always enjoyed Jim. He and my dad are in heaven, aggravating my mom and aunt Caroline. Love to all the family, our prayers are with all of you.

Rita (Ball) and Mike Ramey Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on February 19, 2019

Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bryan & Sue Bledsoe

Expression of Sympathy Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

wE remember Jim very well as a basketball buddy..sat with or near them at Valley bb games..we know he will be missed!

duane and mary alice radcliffe Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Marian and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and Jim were always special people to me. Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace now. Prayers for your family, Sheila Nicholson Eades

Sheila Nicholson Eades Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

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