Mona Sue Ragsdale Kosin
A memorial service for Mona Sue Ragsdale Kosin, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kosin passed away at 6:10 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Brooke Haven Health Care.
Mona was born on May 21, 1935 in West Plains, Missouri to Doyle and Edith Harris. Upon graduating from West Plains High School she moved to Ojai, California. On May 7, 1954, she was married at Ventura, California, to Ralph Ragsdale, who preceded her in death August 5, 1994. After many happy years in California she, Ralph and their children, Michele and Regina, moved back to her hometown of West Plains, Missouri where she graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She worked as a reading specialist and a third grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School for many years from where she retired. On May 26, 2000, she was married at West Plains, to Kinsman Kosin. Mona was an accomplished quilter and often made gifts of her beautiful quilts to her family and friends. She also loved to garden and enjoyed spending long hours working in her gardens, no visit with Mona was complete without a tour of what she was growing and taking the time to stop and smell the roses. She was a generous and dedicated teacher who would do anything for her students and was passionate about helping all children. She was an active and dedicated member of First Baptist Church and Spring Creek Community Church both of West Plains, Missouri where she volunteered many hours of service.
She is s survived by her husband Kinsman Kosin and his children, Shelia Kosin Willer, John Kosin and Sandra Kosin Gallimore; her children Michele Bonuchi and husband, Steve, of Lenexa, Kansas and Regina Fotovich and husband Larry, of Olathe, Kansas; Ralph Ragsdale’s children, June Ragsdale, Oakview, California, and Jane Bordelon and husband, James, of Marksville, Louisiana; grandchildren Connor Bonuchi of Lenexa, Kansas, Emma Fotovich, Laura Fotovich and Leo Fotovich all of Olathe, Kansas; and one brother Joe Harris, and wife Janet, of West Plains, Missouri.
She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Ralph Ragsdale, Ralph’s son, Lee Ragsdale and her sister Margaret Townsend.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2019, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Pottersville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pottersville Cemetery, Gideon’s, West Plains Elks or Spring Creek Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.