Ms. Ragano died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at a local area hospital following a sudden illness.
Born Feb. 3, 1927, in Tampa, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Scaglione Ragano. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Thomas.
Ms. Ragano was a member of The Torch Worship Center. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Columbia Bible College. She entered the field of missionary work when she graduated from Bible college. Jo served in the Bahama Islands (Treasure Island), Bogata, South America; Seville, Spain; Cuba; Mexico; and Moscow, Russia. She served in many, many volunteer ministries even after she retired from the mission field, up to days before her death. Jo enjoyed listening to music, walking, singing and Bible reading.
Survivors include her sisters, Rose Ciucio and Nancy Vega, both of Tampa, Fla.; brother, Manny Ragano of Cartersville; and all of their families.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mike Evans Ministries, P.O. Box 30246, Phoenix, AZ 85046; by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone: 0131-654-0890; or to The Torch Worship Center, 800 Cannon Bridge Road, Demorest, GA 30535; or to The Mustard Seed Counseling Services, c/o Michael Johns, Director, P.O. Box 1231, Clarkesville, GA 30523, or by phone: 706-894-1371 or 706-754-1986.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Ragano family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, September 13, 2013