Mildred Ragland-Turner

A graveside service for Mildred Myrtle Ragland-Turner, 96, Lawrence, KS, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011 the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.  Mrs. Turner died June 17, 2011 at her home.

She was born on May 27, 1915 in Dunlap, KS, the daughter of John (J.W.) Ragland Sr., and Rosetta Tennessee Harding-Ragland.

Mildred was a member of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., and renewed her Evangelist License under Bishop I.B. Brown and Bishop J.O. Patterson on July 14, 1983. While at the church, she served as an Usher and worked in other areas of the church.  She later had church in her home for several years until her health failed her.

She was formerly employed for 18 years (1974-1992) of devoted service as a cook for Delta Upsilon Social Fraternity at Kansas University.  She later retired from The University of Kansas.  Mildred was a H.H.A. nurse, Home Maker and Home Health Aid, associate with the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care of Lawrence, and she had Conservatorship over her mother in her home for many years until she died.  She was awards for her accomplishments.

She liked to make quilts and she loved gardening.  She attended school at Valley Point School District #41 and other schooling to become a H.H.A. nurse.

Survivors include one son, Theron Eugene Ragland, Sr. (wife, Louise) of Independence, MO, seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, twenty seven great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, a host of friends and relatives including Alfred Teddy DeYoung, of the home and her C.N.A. Carol Robinson.

The family will greet friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

15 Condolences

  1. Dr. and Mrs. David E. Thompson on June 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    God Bless,
    David and Pat

  2. Rev. and Mrs. Anthony Delce on June 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    May God’s love give you peace at this time. We love you.
    Rev. and Sis. Delce

  3. Ronald & Faye Boggess on June 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Our Prayers are with Your family, be strong and keep the faith with you,God bless you & your family, Ron & faye

  4. John Esau on June 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I have many fond memories of Mildred when she was our cook at the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at KU. Best banana bread I ever had! She made me laugh every day and prayed for me whenever I had a test. I’ll never forget her … a very special lady.

  5. Mike Haines on June 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I had the pleasure of eating the best fried chicken and pork chops from 1983-1987 at the DU house at KU. Millie was the “Kitchen Magician”, we will all miss her and remember her fondly.

  6. Ken Baehr on June 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Mildred was loved by all in the DU House. I had the pleasure of living in the house from 1978-80. She always had a smile on her face and gracefully fed 66+ men lunch and dinner everyday.
    Ken Baehr

  7. Marty Keenan on June 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    What wonderful memories I have of Millie. She was always pleasant and a joy to be around. She was a woman of deep faith in Christ. I can still hear her shout “Order!” when an individual meal order was completed. She outlived a lot of people! God Bless.

  8. Dan Cummings on June 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    God rest your soul, Millie, and sincere condolences to her family. Millie is now serving up food to “the boy in the shirt” from above.

  9. Grant Kaufman on June 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Hundreds of men said a prayer for our dear Millie in recent days as they learned of her passing. Her hard work, character, and spunk earned the love and affection of DU men through the years. She will always be remembered.

  10. Tom Holt on June 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Many fond memories of Millie during my years at the DU House. Always looked forward to Fridays when she served her well-known Millieburgers. She was a very special person for the men of Delta Upsilon and will forever be missed. God Bless your family in their time of loss.

  11. Eric Gustavson on June 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Millie was a big part of the DU house in our days, taking care of 70 hungry, ornery boys every day without complaint. Best B&G I think I’ve ever had. Thanks Millie!

  12. Brad Fitts on June 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    There are nearly to 1300 DU men that have a special place in their heart for Millie. Rest in Peace.

  13. Denise Robinson on June 23, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Mother Mildred our angel we loved you so much,you will truly be missed but we will hold on to our fond memories of you and be happy that you are in a better place now. God bless your family and may you have compfort in your grief just know that she was truly loved by all who knew her, our deepest sympathy for you, Denise and girls

  14. Aleasha Harris on June 23, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family

  15. Laura Chaney on March 2, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Is this the Mildred Turner from 219 Linclon?

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