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JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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J. Lester Ratliff

Lester Ratliff, 93, Mt. Vernon, died 6:30 am July 21, 1992, at 
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.

Mr. Ratliff was a farmer.

He was born Nov. 18, 1898, in Jefferson County, a son of Richard Lewis 
and Christianne (McClure) Ratliff.

Services will be 1 pm Saturday at Osborn Funeral Home, Dix, with the 
Rev. Olen Weatherford officiating.  Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two nieces, Evelyn Cassel of Mt. Vernon and Helen Engstrom 
of Palos Hills; one sister-in-law, Cora Ratliff of Mt. Vernon; and several 
grandnieces and grandnephews.

Mr. Ratliff served with a U.S. Navy construction battalion during World War II.  
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He attended Forest Hill School.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Walter H. Ratliff of 
Chicago, Dr. Ed. B. Ratliff of Springfield and Richard M. Ratliff of Mt. Vernon; 
and one sister, Norma Ratliff of Mt. Vernon.



Source: 
Date: 7-21-1992
Submitted by: Ken Richardson



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