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Peggy Jean Ragusi

Leon, Iowa

December 23, 1953 - July 6, 2024

Peggy Jean Ragusi Obituary

No services are planned at this time.


Peggy Jean Ragusi, age 70, the daughter of James Norton and Wanita Lucretia (Beardsley) Ward, was born December 23, 1953. She left this life on July 6, 2024, at Westview Acres in Leon, Iowa.


Peggy grew up in Thayer, Iowa and graduated from East Union High School in 1972. She attended beauty school before starting work in the housekeeping department of Leisure Manor in Osceola, Iowa, while becoming a certified nurses aide. She later worked at the Afton Care Center in Afton, Iowa.


On August 22, 1987, Peggy married Joseph John Ragusi. They made their home in Thayer, Iowa. They were blessed with one daughter, Elizabeth. Later the couple moved to Garden Grove, Iowa before Joe moved into Westview Acres in Leon, Iowa. Peggy moved back to Thayer, and was living in Afton at the time of Joe’s death in February of 2024.


Peggy enjoyed cooking and hosting family dinners. She also gardened and loved watching John Wayne movies.


Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Joe Ragusi; brother, Michael Ward, Sr.; and nephew, Stephen James Henrichs. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Ragusi of Unionville, Missouri; sister, Patti Henrichs and husband, Stephen of Murray, Iowa; brother, Jeff Ward and wife, Lori of Thayer, Iowa; sister-in-law, Lysa Ward in Afton, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.





No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were through the Slade - O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Peggy Jean Ragusi hosted by Slade-ODonnell Funeral Home.

No services are planned at this time.


Peggy Jean Ragusi, age 70, the daughter of James Norton and Wanita Lucretia (Beardsley) Ward, was born December 23, 1953. She left this life on July 6, 2024, at Westview Acres in Leon, Iowa.


Peggy grew up in Thayer, Iowa and graduated from East Union High School in 1972. She attended beauty school before starting work in the housekeeping department of Leisure Manor in Osceola, Iowa, while becoming a certified nurses aide. She later worked at the Afton Care Center in Afton, Iowa.


On August 22, 1987, Peggy married Joseph John Ragusi. They made their home in Thayer, Iowa. They were blessed with one daughter, Elizabeth. Later the couple moved to Garden Grove, Iowa before Joe moved into Westview Acres in Leon, Iowa. Peggy moved back to Thayer, and was living in Afton at the time of Joe’s death in February of 2024.


Peggy enjoyed cooking and hosting family dinners. She also gardened and loved watching John Wayne movies.


Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Joe Ragusi; brother, Michael Ward, Sr.; and nephew, Stephen James Henrichs. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Ragusi of Unionville, Missouri; sister, Patti Henrichs and husband, Stephen of Murray, Iowa; brother, Jeff Ward and wife, Lori of Thayer, Iowa; sister-in-law, Lysa Ward in Afton, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.





No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were through the Slade - O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Peggy Jean Ragusi hosted by Slade-ODonnell Funeral Home.

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