Ragas passes away at age 79
Services for Thelma Morris Ragas, age 79, of Belton were held April 23 at Heartfield Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Skip Blancett officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery south of Belton.
Thelma Ragas died April 20 at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania to Robert Lee and Helen Shaffer Cowen Sr. She married John Travis Morris on Nov. 2, 1938. He preceded her in death in Dec. 1972. Ragas worked for Griggs Equipment from 1971-1985. She also worked for Butch’s Restaurant for 4 years. She then married Leon Ragas in 1988. He also preceded her in death in 1993. She was preceded in death by one son Doyle Morris on April 16, 1987 and one daughter Dena White on September 28, 2000.
Survivors include 8 sons, Travis Lee Morris of Duncan, OK; Victor Herbert Morris of Moffat, TX; Wilburn Foster Morris of Belton,TX; John Martin Morris of Anacortes, WA; Jerry Glen Morris of Salado, TX; Walter Aurby Morris of Belton, TX; Teddy Don Morris of Salado, TX; Dave Edward Morris of Belton, TX; three daughters Linda Joyce Vanwinkle of Belton, TX; Beverly Ann Duke of Nolanville, TX; Odessa Faye Sherwood of Belton, TX; three brothers Bailey Pate Cowen of Denver, CO; Joe Milton Cowen of Burton, TX; J.I. Cowen of Moody, TX; two sisters Doris Nell Cox and Carolyn Sue Cox both of Belton, TX. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.