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Dear Dad,

March 9th - a very special day when a special person was born. Looking back on some pictures the other day and all the many birthday and other celebrations we enjoyed together as a family. How I appreciate everything you did for us, the sacrifices you made, and the love you shared. We love you very much and will always cherish you.

Your daughter, Jan

Posted by: Janice Dyer - Gladstone, MO - Daughter   Mar 12, 2014

Yesterday would have been your 94th Birthday. Here on earth that would have been something! But your celebrations are much more joyous where you are. Hug Daddy for me. I miss you both so much. I guess you two can catch up for all the Father and Son time you may have missed out on. That makes me smile and feel content. Not very much makes us smile anymore without you or Dad. Grandma is Okay but I know she's trying to be strong for her family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY John A Ragan. March 9th. WE LOVE YOU Amy & Jennifer

Posted by: Amy - Excelsior Springs, MO - Granddaughter   Mar 10, 2014

Tomorrow marks three years since you left. THREE years. It's been a very unhappy time. Now Grandpa I've lost Dad. As i wrote you earlier we just lost Judy and now my Father. Why? All this sorrow. I try to talk to Grandma every day. I'm getting more and more worried about so much going on I can't control it and I don't know how to help and I miss Daddy so much I can't breathe and it's scary

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Posted by: Amy Ragan - excelsior springs, MO - granddaughter   Jan 13, 2014

Dear Dad,

Three years(tomorrow) now have gone by without you by my side. How sad I am still today that you left me then, but also so happy that you are with God. A lot of sadness this year in our family. We lost our precious Judy and Johnny Lee, all within a few months of each other. I don't understand why these things happen, but God does, and I know you are all in heaven together, and watching over us.

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Posted by: Janice Dyer    Jan 13, 2014

Thinking of you today. Judy is with you now and everything is so different. We still miss you, I'm more grateful for the Father you gave us. He is our everything as is Mom. I'm always going to be there for Grandma. I promised and I'd never break it. Everything was better when you and she were with us. Until my day comes, I remain loving and missing you Grandpa. Amy & Jen

Posted by: Amy - excelsior springs , MO - granddaughter   Aug 23, 2013

Dear Grandpa,

Over two years since you have gone and I think about you so much. I can hear The Tennessee Waltz and tears roll but they are happy ones now because I know your free and alive in our Savior. I miss you very much. We ALL do. Loving you forever and ever. Amy

Posted by: Amy Ragan - Excelsior Springs, MO - Granddaughter   Feb 01, 2013

Dear Dad,

Two years have now passed without you by our side. I wish I could say it is easier now, but it isn't. The pain of losing you seems as real as ever. Many things have happened that you have missed - Nicole's wedding - a new great-granddaughter, birthday and other celebaratioons. I wish you could have been there too.

We think of you always and the closeness our family shared - especially at Christmas and the holidays. This year most

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Posted by: Janice Dyer - gladstone, MO - daughter   Jan 13, 2013

I miss you so much Grandpa. I try to talk to Grandma every day and it makes me so happy to hear her voice. I wish I could hear yours. Dad, Mom, Jenny, Aunt Judy, JW & Rosie, Kelley, Chris, Aunt Jan, Greg, Nicole, Jake, Joe, and all your family miss you so much. It's hard to list everyone who misses you! Thank You for such great memories. I'm so thankful I still have my Dad and Mother, Sister and

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Posted by: Amy Ragan - Excelsior Springs, MO - Granddaughter   Sep 14, 2012

Dear Dad,

Last Saturday, Mom, Judy, Amy, myself, Jake, Joe, Nicole, and Kelley attended the memorial service at White Chapel. It was very hard to sit there without you by our side. But it was also nice to pay respect to you once again, remember all of the good times, and to place the ornaments on the tree.

Christmas won't be the same this year, but you will always be with us, and I know the angels are by your side. You are always loved and missed!

Posted by: Janice Dyer - gladstone, MO - daughter   Dec 14, 2011

Dear Dad,

It has been eight months since you were with us. I can't begin to express how much I still miss you. I think about all the times we had together, and how much you meant to me. Knowing you were there to help support me through everything made my life so much easier. You deserved so much more at the end of your life - but I hope you realize how much you were loved and looked after. Mom

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Posted by: Janice Dyer - gladstone, MO - daughter   Sep 14, 2011