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.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson