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Ramon "Ray" Lawrence Ragone
Aug 31, 1938 - Nov 08, 2023

Ramon “Ray” Lawrence Ragone of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.


Ray was born August 31, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to Raymond and Pauline (Oren) Ragone.  He graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City in 1955.  He was a very proud Italian-American and United States Marine Corps veteran.   He was also a retired sergeant for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department where he served for 28 years.  On May 13, 1967 he married the love of his life Judy.  They lived their entire 56 years together in Kansas City where they had 4 children.  He was an avid Jeopardy fan and model train collector.  He enjoyed reading and spending time with his wife, children, and 12 grandchildren.  Family was what was most important to him.


He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond, mother Pauline, sister Marianne and grandson, Nicholas.


Ray is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy.  He has 4 children, Christopher, Jason and his wife Deborah, Lana and her husband Timothy Jonkman, and Ryan and his wife Krystal.  His 12 grandchildren Joscelyn, Dawsen, Jason and his wife Natalie, Graysen, Joseph, Ava, Ashleigh, Gage, Samuel, Natalie, Beau, and Matthew.  Ray has 2 brothers, Anthony and David, and several beloved nieces and nephews.  


In lieu of flowers please send donations to or contact Tye Grant at 


Patricia Brennecke Nov 13, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To Judy and family. I am deeply saddened by the loss of your husband and father. He was a dear friend for many many years. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time. He is now reunited with Sis. (Marianne) RIP Ray.

Billie Nov 13, 2023

Friends ,Smithville ,Missouri

So very sorry for your loss. Ray’s history of service to his country and to his fellow Kansas Citians shows what type of man he was. A man to be thankful for. Praying God’s comfort nd strength to you all.

Steven and Cammi Williams Nov 13, 2023

Family friend ,Herndon ,Virginia

We are so sorry for your loss. I’ve been gone too long, but the memories are still so strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark & Sharla Andres Nov 14, 2023

Family Friend ,Las Vegas ,Nevada

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our condolences to the family.

BIllie Francis Nov 14, 2023

Friend ,Smithville ,Missouri

I’m so very sorry for your loss. From Ray’s history it is evident that he served his country and his city his entire adult life. I thank him for his service. May God give you all strength and peace during this time.