Helen M. Ragusa

Godfrey | Monday, September 23 2013

Helen M. Ragusa, 88, went home to be with the Lord, at 9:50 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2013 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab. Born July 11, 1925 in Princeton, Mo, She was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Ruby F. (Mock) McQuerry. Mrs. Ragusa graduated from Ottumwa Heights Academy in 1944 in Ottumwa, Iowa.  She met her husband in 1943 at the Naval Air Station in Ottumwa, IA. and were married Oct, 6, 1944. They then moved to Alton in Nov. of 1945 where they have lived for 68 years. He preceded her in death March 29, 2003. She was a member of the Beltline Christian Center in Alton. Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Ann Gross (Jake) of Godfrey, and Karen Rose Vucich (Gary) of Godfrey, two grandsons, Doug Vucich (Trish) and David Vucich and two great grandchildren, Peyton and Ross Vucich. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ross Ragusa in 1984. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until services at 10:00 a.m. at Gent Funeral home with burial following at Valhalla Memorial Cemetery in Godfrey.  Memorials may be made to Beltline Christian Center or the Pro-life committee at St. Ambrose Church. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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