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1924 Nina 2020

Nina Ragan

June 23, 1924 — March 18, 2020

Nina B.(Tackett) Ragan, 95, of Van Wert passed away at 3:55 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Vancrest of Van Wert.

Born on June 23, 1924, in Dekalb,Texas, the daughter of the late Thomas R. Tackett and Forra (Hill) Tackett. She married Carl W. Ragan, who passed away on January 22, 2009.

Nina worked as a general accountant with the Aeroquip Corporation in Van Wert. She retired in 1985 after 32 years of service.

Nina was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert and T.W.I.G. I.

Nina enjoyed playing and watching golf and was an avid bridge player.

Surviving are two children, Stephen W. Ragan of Van Wert and Mary L. (Hugh) Thomas of Hamilton, Ohio; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Dolores Vanderslice of Longview, Texas.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nina was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, three half brothers, and three half sisters.

Because of national health concerns, Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory and the Ragan family are following directives outlined by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine limiting attendance to the visitation and funeral service to immediate family only. Please reach out to us and we will share your sympathies with Nina's family. As always, you are able to express condolences online at

Burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, with Rev. Hal Shafer officiating.

Memorial contributions in Nina`s memory may be directed to First Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nina Ragan, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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