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Vanessa Marie Ragsdale Medlin Copes, 41, of Marshfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rita.

Vanessa was a graduate of Marshfield High School. She worked for 14 years at 1st Kid’s Preschool and was currently a secretary for the Webster County Clerk’s office.

She was a member of Northview First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her fiance’, Brent Copes; her children, Bethanie Medlin and Ryan Medlin, both of Marshfield; her father, Leo Ragsdale of Marshfield; two brothers, Charley Ragsdale of Springfield, and Jeff Ragsdale and his wife Sharon of Marshfield; one sister, Kimberly Cottrell and her husband Donald of Marshfield; her nieces and nephews, Ryland Cottrell, Rosalie Cottrell, Alie Ragsdale and Tyler Herrera; and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Vanessa Copes will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Fraker Funeral Home Inc. in Marshfield.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to ARC of the Ozarks or Pleasant Hill Cemetery in care of Fraker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 85, Marshfield, Mo. 65706.