Jan 10, 2020 2:17 AM

Ruth Mary Kragel 1926 - 2020

Posted Jan 10, 2020 2:17 AM

Ruth Mary Kragel, 93, of St. Joseph, formerly of Corning, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Ruth was born on April 1, 1926 in Denison, Iowa to the late Edward and Teresa (Herbers) Dozler.  She was raised on the family farm.  She was a 1953 graduate of Denison High School.  

She married the love of her life, James Frederick Kragel, on August 1, 1949.  He passed away on September 4, 2014.  Together, they enjoyed traveling, camping, playing cards and watching their  sons play sports.  Ruth and James owned and operated the LaConne Motel in Corning, Iowa. 

Ruth was a devout Catholic with strong faith and a generous spirit.  She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.  She was also a member of the St. Patrick's Church and Ladies Guild in Corning, Iowa as well as St. Rosa Lima Parish in Denison, Iowa.  She was a tireless volunteer for all of her church homes. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth is preceded in death by son Darrell Kragel; sister Alice Dozler-Holst and brother Paul Dozler. 

Survivors:  sons, Don Kragel (Jeanette), Dennis Kragel (Lori), David Kragel (Sharlene); grandchildren, Summer Kragel, Sunnie Kragel, Alex Kragel (Amanda), Ryan Kragel (Audra); great-grandchildren, Carson and Connor Kragel and Ava, Anna and Abigail Kragel; brother Earl Dozler (Dorothy). 

Graveside Service and Interment 3:00 PM; Saturday; January 11, 2020 at St. Rosa Lima Cemetery in Denison, Iowa. 

Parish Rosary 6:30 PM; Friday; January 10, 2020 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph, Missouri.  The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:30 PM at our chapel. 

The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (4503 Frederick Ave. in St. Joseph, MO  64506)

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Linda Gayle Wattenbarger  1943 - 2020

Linda Gayle Wattenbarger, 76, of St. Joseph, MO passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at home with her family.

Linda was born on February 21, 1943, in St. Joseph, MO to Lloyd and Avis Wagers.

Linda was married to David "Dave" Wattenbarger on December 28, 1961. They had 2 sons Eric, and Ty Wattenbarger, and one Daughter, Kris Wattenbarger.

Linda graduated from Central High School, then attended and graduated beauty school. She then married her husband  and moved to Texas while he was stationed with the Army as Military Police. She did hair out of their trailer, had their first son, and returned to St. Joseph.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; sister, Saralyn Wagers, and daughter Kris Wattenbarger.

Survivors include: sons, Eric Wattenbarger and Ty Wattenbarger; granddaughter, Kalee Wattenbarger; and grandson, Tobyn Wattenbarger. 

The family wishes to thank the staff of  AseraCare Hospice.

Services 10:30 AM Saturday at Heaton Bowman Smith.  Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday

Memorial donations may be made to AseraCare Hospice or American Diabetes Association.