June 09, 2020

Kara Belle Linnenburger, 83, of Ewing, Mo., died June 2, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Lewistown, MO.

She was born March 22, 1937 at Fall Creek, IL a daughter of Charles Wesley and Ruby Dale Johnston Long. She was married to Billie Keith Ragan and later to David Linnenburger.

For many years, Kara enjoyed spending Sunday evenings at Quincy Raceways, she also liked to call square dances and read non fiction books. She attended school at Payson, was a past 4-H leader, enjoyed riding horses and was a former member of the Ewing Saddle Club. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Survivors include four sons, Joe (Penny) Ragan of Rye, CO, Jim (Kim) Ragan of Rye, CO, Kris (Sofia) Ragan of Dodge City, KS, Greg (April) Ragan of Lewistown, MO and Steve (Darcey) Linnenburger of Canton, MO; two daughters, Terri (Frank) Pryor of Payson and Stephanie (Pat) Gray of Lewistown, MO; daughter in law, Mary Ragan of Barry, IL; 26 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Ted Ragan, sister Becky Ann Long and brother Charles Dale Long. The family extends special thanks to Kara’s neighbors Fred and Marilyn Raleigh for their many acts of kindness.

Funeral services were held June 6, 2020 at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing with Rev. Jesse Rogers officiating.  Visitation was held prior to services. Music: Jessica Ragan, Amazing Grace and One Pair of Hands by Elvis. Pallbearers: Joe Ragan, Jim Ragan, Kris Ragan, Greg Ragan, Steve Linnenburger and Pat Gray/ Honorary Pallbearers: Chad Eftink, Josh Ragan, Jason Ragan, Jacob Ragan, JT Gray, Garrett Gray, Frank Pryor, Cody Ragan and Abraham Estrella

Burial was in Payson New Cemetery, Payson, IL.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com