Freda Frances Fischer Ragan, 96, of Sherwood, was carried by the hands of Holy Angels to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Dyer and raised in Stuttgart, to Henry George and Christine Kuhlmeier Fischer. Freda was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She loved cooking, gardening and quilting. She was devoted to her family and they were her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dodson W. Ragan; brothers, Lawrence A. Fischer, Louis M. Fischer, Joseph J. Fischer, and sisters, Mary C. Grantham and Teresa F. Morris; half-brothers, Francis B. Fischer, Henry G. Fischer, Jr., John

F. Fischer, George P. Fischer, Edward C. Fischer, and Steven H. Fischer, and half-sister, Josephine Kuhlmeier.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Wenger (Frank) of Atkins, Wanda Frost (Clyde) of Sherwood, Ramona Tatom (Larry) of Buttlerville; sons, Ronald Ragan and Richard Ragan (Nancy) of Sherwood; twelve grandchildren, Kevin Van Pelt, Keith (Beth) Van Pelt, Lane Tatom, Holly (Eric) Tindall, Natalie (Allen) Summerlin, Tony (Kristi) Wenger, Bryan (Lue Crecy) Ragan, Kimberly Ragan, Mary Ragan, David Wenger, Laura Ragan, Sean (Whitney) Ragan, Julie Ragan and twenty one great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held Sunday at North Little Rock Funeral Home followed by a rosary servic. Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, April 14, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Tom Elliott and Msgr. John F. O’Donnell will preside. Pallbearers will be Kevin Van Pelt, Lane Tatom, Tony Wenger, Bryan Ragan, Sean Ragan and Kody Van Pelt. The burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park in Sherwood.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice Home Care for their loving care of our mother, especially Christy, Kathy and Pam.

Arrangements by North Little Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Online obituary at