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 Madeline "Maddie" Ragan 

Madeline Lee Ragan was born July 29, 1995, the first child and only daughter of Jake and Sarah Ragan. She sadly passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  She was loved and adored. She was also a big sister to her brothers,  Grant and Liam. The three of them were exceptionally close. Maddie loved broccoli cheese soup from Panera,  getting pedicures,  cooking, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. She was obsessed with having her brows done at all times. She was sweet, kind, and a champion for underdogs. 


Unfortunately,  she fell to the pressure of drugs in high school.  What started as weekend partying turned into full blown addiction.  The last seven years of her life was filled with tragedy,  sadness,  trauma,  jail, rehab centers,  and many, many tears shed by all who loved her.  Maddie made a profession of faith when she was nine years old, and was baptized with her mother on the same day.  She served God by working in autism ministry alongside her mother. Just recently,  she was planning to do lectures on opioid addiction,  trying to save people from what ultimately killed her. She may have been a drug addict,  but she was not a junkie. She legitimately cared about other addicts and would give the last dollar in her pocket to someone who was hungry or thirsty.  She loved life immensely, loved fishing with her dad and brothers,  driving fast while blasting music,and Starbucks in the cupholder.  Her presence in life was huge and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Maddie is survived by her parents,  Jake and Sarah Ragan.  Her two brothers,  Grant and Liam. Her two sets of maternal grandparents; George & Jeannette Gray, and Pete & Pam Healy. Her paternal grandparents,  Sharon McAllister and Riley Dodgens. Aunts and uncles, Paul and Kelly Tarolli,  Kristin Healy, Kevin Healy, Larry Sentell, Jason Baker, Lynn Ragan Baker and Bryan Frisco. She has one cousin,  Brandon Baker, but a lot of extended family all over the United States.  She also leaves behind her very best friend Stephanie Jones who stood by her side through all of this.


Maddie's last message to all of you, would be to get help for your addiction and not wait a minute longer. We will never know why she relapsed because she had almost nine months of sobriety and was so proud of herself,  as were we. We will love you forever, our sweet Madeline Lee.

You dance in Paradise today, Maddie.