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Bonnie Johnson Ragain

January 27, 1924 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 98)


Bonnie Johnson Ragain, 98 of Hillerman, IL, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at her home.

She was born January 27, 1924 in Trenton, TN, the daughter of Rev. Garfield Smothers and Myrtle Selph Smothers.

She married Clifford “Skip” Johnson on April 4, 1941 and had a daughter, Terry Johnson Fick. Clifford preceded her in death on March 21, 1996. In October 2001, she was united in marriage to Charles Ragain, who passed away on September 1, 2011.

She was a faithful member of the Hillerman Baptist Church, serving in several positions, such as teaching Sunday school classes and as church clerk for many years.

She and “Skip” owned and operated the general store at Hillerman from 1971 till 1982.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Terry Fick and husband Robert; sister-in-law, Nelda Smothers; stepson, Scott Ragain and wife Martina; three step grandsons, Ben Ragain (Katie), Luke and Nathan Ragain; three step great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands; infant sister, Mandy; her brother, Don Smothers; two stepsons, Paul Meyers and Tony Ragain.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, July 30, 2022 with Rev. Ben Hottel officiating. Burial will follow in Hillerman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Bonnie’s name to the Hillerman Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.


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July 30, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

1:00 PM
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
70 Jon Street
Metropolis, IL 62960


Hillerman Baptist Church Cemetery Fund
4197 Hillerman Road, Grand Chain IL 62941

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