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Dolores J. Rager

November 15, 1932 — March 16, 2023



Dolores J. Rager 90 of Brownsville passed away on Thursday March 16, 2023 at home. Born in Brownsville November 15, 1932, she was the daughter of Hollister Washington and Bessie Staley Barger Jr..

Dolores enjoyed sewing and writing poetry. She is survived by 2 daughters; Robin Lee (Jack) Yorty of Erie, Wendy Renee (Mark) Haywood of Centerville and a son Wesley Dale (Sherri) Rager Jr. of Coal Center, 6 grandchildren; Brian (Joann) Yorty, Kimberly (Fernando) Melaragno, Wesley Scott Rager, Major Joshua (Audra) Rager, Melissa (Carey) Zivkovich and Sergeant David (Cheyenne) Rager, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers; Charles, James and Daniel Barger and a sister Dianna Lee Yancec.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wesley Dale Ragar Sr. who passed on January 22, 2023. She is also preceded in death by 4 brothers; George, Paul, Robert and Kenneth Barger and 3 sisters; Dorothy Sonnier, Bessie Rosetta Monkovich and Emeryetta Timms. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Melenyzer Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. Online condolences may be expressed at

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