CLINTON — Dorothy M. Ragis, age 96, of Clinton, died Thursday March 12, 2009, at Mercy North Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Andover. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Paul Seiler, Jean Bormann, JoDee and Michael Kuhl, Ami and Sean Seeser.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 13, 1913, in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Charles and Effie (Liddell) Pierce. She married Lester Ragis on Aug. 18, 1931, in Clinton; he died in 1985. She worked at Thermogas Company in bookkeeping for over 23 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and enjoyed playing cards.

Dorothy is survived by her three nieces, Darlene (Bob) Seiler of Camanche, Barbara (Phil) Kuhl of Morton, IL, and Brenda (Harlan) Seeser of Camanche.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Bruce and Craig; an infant daughter, Sharon.

Death date: March 12, 2009