RAGSDALE Marian D. Ragsdale age 89 of Grand Rapids formerly of Traverse City passed away June 01 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband William James Ragsdale. Surviving are her children Mardell (Louis) Grant of Kalamazoo and Douglass (Linda) Ragsdale of Denver CO; grandchildren Jeffrey Grant James Grant and Lindsey Ragsdale; brother William Douglass of TX; sister Dell Ely of Idaho; also many nieces and nephews. She married her high school sweetheart from Trafalgar Indiana and celebrated over 50 years of marriage together. Marian was an accomplished artist. Her artwork touched the lives of many individuals around the country. She followed the legacy of her father and received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University. Marian was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM June 5 2009 at Heather Hills Retirement Village 1055 Forest Hill SE Grand Rapids with Rev. Mike Baynay of John Knox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Michigan College-Art Department.