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“Dear Tom and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We remember your family when you lived next to Joan in Des Plaines. Our thoughts and Prayers...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Marge & Dan Mehle (Sister of Joan Mertz - IL

“Melinda and family so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Monica Free Jessie - Island, KY

“I got to know Betty & Tommy through the dental office where I work. Betty always filled me in on her little family. Especially the grandchildren. I...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Walker - Livermore, KY

“I am so proud and honored to have such a beautiful, loving and incredible woman enter my life. Not to mention, to be able to call her my Godmother. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy (Mertz) McBride - Boyd, TX

“I remember the day exactly, when my family and I met the Ragers. We had a wonderful friendship with Tommy, Betty, Tammy & Melinda while growing up...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Karen (Mertz) Yeager - Southlake, TX

“Tom, Melinda & Family, You are in our thoughts & prayers. So sorry we can't be with you at this time. Sharon & Melissa ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon & Melissa Randolph

“Melinda, You and your family are in our prayers ! Love ya ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: rita - friend

CENTRAL CITY - Betty Jones Rager, 71, of Central City, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:00PM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. Mrs. Rager was born February 20, 1939, in West Virginia. She was a homemaker and member of Church Street General Baptist Church in Bremen. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Ann Rager.

Survivors include her husband, M. Thomas "Tommy" Rager; a daughter, Melinda (Robbie) Baize; and grandchildren Jordan (Keila) Baize, Whitney Baize (Fiance' Tanner Brown), and Hunter Baize.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 17, 2010 at Church Street General Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Greene officiating. Mrs. Rager will lie in state Friday morning at the church from 9:00AM until 10:00AM. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday after 5:30PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Church Street Relay for Life Team of which Betty was an avid supporter. Online condolences may be made at