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Eleanor “Ellie” Ruth Raggets

11/23/1926 — 04/14/2020


Eleanor “Ellie” Ruth Raggets (nee Shestrik), age 93 of Euclid, passed away April 14th, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 23, 1926 in Cleveland to the late Anthony and Mary Shestrik.

Ellie worked at the Veterans Administration and Lawson’s Milk Company, was a dedicated volunteer at the Euclid Senior Center, a member of Our Lady of the Lake parish and the former Holy Cross Couple’s Club, and a homemaker.

Ellie is the loving and devoted wife for 65 years to the late Carl John Raggets; caring mother of Susan Pennza, Diane Raggets, Joanne (Richard) Domen, Laurie (Ronald) Rauscher, and Karen (Jim) White; grandmother of Christine (Joseph) White, Lisa (Barry) Stevenson, Robert (Brittany) Rauscher, Daniel Domen, Maria Domen and the late Cpl Jonathan Pennza; great grandmother of Annabelle Stevenson; aunt to many.

The Raggets family will recieve friends from 9:30-10:00 AM Thursday, July 9th at Our Lady of The Lake Church, 19951 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held at 10 AM Thursday, July 9th following the visitation at the church. Father Joe Fortuna will officiate the Memorial Mass. The family would like to invite you back to The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby for a reception after the memorial mass.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral and Cremation Services.


  1. I love you Mom! Thank you for all the nice memories you gave me. I have friends tell me that they can tell I had a great childhood. I miss you but I know you’re at peace with Dad and Jonathan now. Don’t worry, we are all ok. Love you Joanne

  2. Laurie Rauscher

    Thank you for the faith and courage.
    Thank you for being there with me with my
    health issues. I will always remember the sunsets.

    Laurie Rauscher
  3. Chrissy white


    I miss you so much already. I will forever hold you in my heart. I will always cherish our memories and everything you did for me. I love you so much

    Chrissy white
  4. Susan Pennza

    I will miss all the times we played Quiddler. You always came up with the best words! I remember enjoying the times we went to the opera (when I was in high school) and going to plays in downtown Cleveland. I cherish the times we talked about God and the Bible. I am glad you are in His presence. I love you.

    Susan Pennza
  5. Diane Raggets

    Dear Mom,
    I Will love you always. I enjoyed the time we had the last couple years, will cherish them forever. I’ll meet you at the rainbow bridge with all my animals.
    Love you always, Diane.

    Diane Raggets
  6. Karen White

    I was just thinking of all the times you came over for dinner, movies, and the great conversations that Jim and I had with you. I am so fortunate and grateful for those memories. Thank you Lord. I miss you mom.

    Karen White
  7. Karen White

    I was outside looking up at the starlit sky. I was thinking of all the times we did that together. I love and miss you very much .

    Karen White
  8. Paula Reichtell Osborne

    So sorry to read about your mom’s passing. I had no idea she was 93 years old. She always had such a youthful charm to her. Haven’t seen her much in the last 10 years or so, but I remember her fondly. Hope to see you at the memorial mass so I can offer my condolences in person. It was nice reading about all your favorite memories of her, those will stay with you forever. God bless.

    Paula Reichtell Osborne
  9. Karen White

    Mom ,
    In one of our last conversations we were talking about how I had taped “What about Bob.” I am watching it now and you wanted to see it again. I remember how much you had liked this movie. I remember how much we laughed through out the movie. I thank the Lord for all of our wonderful times together. Memories are such a gift from God. I love you mom!

    Karen White
  10. Karen White

    Here it is Mother’s Day weekend. I miss you mom. You are in my thoughts all day long. I’ve been thinking of us watching all the nascar programs every Friday night during the season. You enjoyed the practice runs, qualifying , and races. We shared so very many special times together. I love you so much mom.

    Karen White

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