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Myrtle Mary (Pitre) Ragsdale

January 6, 1927 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 94)

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Opelousas - Funeral services for Myrtle Mary Pitre Ragsdale will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas, La.  Reverend Lambert Lein will conduct the funeral service.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until Rosary time at 11:30 a.m. followed by 12:00 p.m. funeral time.  Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, La.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Myrtle Mary Pitre Ragsdale, age 94, of Opelousas, La.  She passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home.

Myrtle was a 1944 graduate of Opelousas High School.  In 1945, she started working as a switchboard operator for "Ma Bell".  She then started working in the newspaper business as a typesetter.  She worked 15 years for the Daily World Newspaper and then finished her career at the Daily Advertiser, retiring after 30 years.  Myrtle was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by her sons, Gary Ragsdale and wife, Karla, Michael Ragsdale; her daughter-in-law, Dennise Dossmann; her grandchildren, Jeremy Ragsdale (Sarah), Rebecca Ragsdale, Adam Ragsdale, Peyton Ragsdale, Katlin Ragsdale and her great-grandchildren, Ashton Ragsdale, Owen Ragdale Morales, and Ethen Ragsdale Morales.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adam Joseph Pitre and Dora Brasseaux Pitre; her son, Michael Woodrow Ragsdale, and her brother and sister-in-law, Vorise and Ronney Pitre.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com. 

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Myrtle Mary (Pitre) Ragsdale, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 12, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Rosary
Tuesday
October 12, 2021

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 12, 2021

12:00 PM
Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Burial
Tuesday
October 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA 70570

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