Ragina Kay (Woolbright) Knedler, 61 of Edmond passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. She was born December 16, 1954 in Poteau, Oklahoma to Novy R. Woolbright and Vera Jean (Butler) Woolbright.
Following graduation from Enid High School she attended Oklahoma Christian University and Phillips University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in education. She and her husband Mike were united in marriage on August 6, 1988 in Enid, Oklahoma. They made their home in Alva for 27 years before moving to Edmond last summer.
Ragina taught music at Waukomis, Oklahoma and was the band director at Emerson Junior High in Enid for eight years. She later worked for the Alva, Oklahoma public schools and for the Burlington, Oklahoma public school where she taught music and served as the school librarian. Following retirement she served as secretary for the College Hill Church of Christ in Alva.
She will be forever remembered as a loving wife and mother. She was a gifted musician and loved books and reading. She participated in the Grow and Share home extension group in Alva where she learned to make championship cherry pies for the county fair. She was a faithful Christian woman with a loving, generous spirit and enjoyed sharing the gift of life with others.
Ragina was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Mike, of the home; her son, Blake, and daughter-in-law, Kaitlyn, of Edmond; sister, Linda Doyle and husband Matt of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and brother, Ralph, plus several nieces and countless friends.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening, January 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelley in Edmond. Services to celebrate her life will be 2:00 Friday, January 22 at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family welcomes flowers or contributions to Oklahoma Christian University or Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
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