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Helen "Cookie" Ratcliff Simril
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1919
Death: May 4, 2008
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Helen R. "Cookie" Simril

Helen R. Simril, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born on October 13, 1919 to the late Thomas A. and Mattie Wilson Ratcliffe.

She was a graduate of Huntersville High School, where she played basketball. In January, 1937, she married Claude McLane Simril, who preceded her in death in March 1976.

Helen is survuved by her children: Claudia Long and husband, Joy, Robert Simril, Sr. and wife, Jan and Delores Neil and husband, Walt. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She took pride in her family and cherished the time spent with each.

As a very active member of Cole Memorial United Methodist Church. Helen served as a Sunday school teachet, MYF advisor, member of the Board of Trustees and various other positions.

Helen was an avid golfer, gardner and bridge player. Loved by all who knew her, she will be remembered for her strength, her faith, her willingness to help others, her love of family and friends, and her optimistic and cheerful outlook. She remained a strong willed, independent woman and a fighter until the end.

After the Celebration of Life Service, Burial will follow at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York, SC.

Memorials may be made in rememberance of Mrs. Helen R. Simril to Cole Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Helen Ratcliffe married Claude McLane Simril. They had three children:

1. Claudia Jeanette Simril who married 1st Melvin Cloer and 2nd Loy Long. She had one daughter Cyndi Cloer who married Tom Whisnant and they had two children: Raven Whisnant and Rex Whisnant.

2. Robert Thomas Simril I who married Janet Ethel Eldredge. Janet is the daughter of Everett Chester Eldredge and Doris Eugenie White. They had three children: 1.) Robert Thomas "Tommy" Simril II who married Joy Hodges and they had two children Robert Thomas "Trey" Simril III and Adair Simril. 2.) Denise Simril 3.) Debbie Simril.

3. Dolores Simril who married 1st Roger Cathey and had two children: Roger "Chip" Cathey Jr. and Brian McLane Cathey.

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October 13, 1919 - May 4, 2008 age 88 years

last residence NC 28070 (Huntersville, Mecklenburg County)

Family links: 
  Thomas A Ratcliffe (1877 - 1961)
  Mattie Lovina Wilson Ratcliffe (1902 - 1992)
  Claude McLane Simril (1916 - 1976)
  Frank Odell Ratcliffe (1911 - 1977)**
  Helen Ratcliff Simril (1919 - 2008)
  Ruth Ratcliffe Norman (1920 - 1987)*
  Infant Daughter Ratcliffe (1923 - 1923)*
  Mattie Lea Ratcliffe Moore (1927 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship

Claude M. / Helen R.
Aug. 22, 1916 / Oct. 13, 1919
May 7, 1976 / 2008
Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
York County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Nov 21, 2010
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