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Hazel Esther Grigsby Ratcliff
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1897
Death: Jun. 17, 1975

d/o Joseph Grigsby & Myrtle Wilcoxen

ASTORIA--Mrs. Hazel E. Ratcliff, 77, of Astoria, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Culbertson Memorial Hospital at Rushville.

She was born Sept. 28, 1897, near Lewistown, a daughter of Joseph and Myrtle Wilcoxen Grigsby. She married Jesse W. Collins on Oct. 29, 1914. He died Nov. 27, 1952. She married Grover Ratcliff on Jan. 30, 1954. He died May 23, 1966.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lella Ray and Mrs. Eileen Tippey, both of Astoria, and Mrs. Reta Rudd of Canton; 16 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; 19 great grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Eskridge of Lewistown and Mrs. Katie Fidler of Peoria Heights; a half sister, Mrs. Jennie Payne and a half brother, Arthur Grigsby, both of North Platte, Neb. A son and two brothers died earlier.

Mrs. Ratcliff was a member of Astoria United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Astoria United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Friesner assisted by Collis Trone will officiate.

Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

obit courtesy of John Fisher-Green

Family links: 
  Joseph L Grigsby (1871 - 1948)
  Myrtle Wilcoxen Grigsby (1881 - 1907)
  Jesse W Collins (1892 - 1952)
  Lela F Collins Ray (1917 - 1995)*
  Reta M. Collins Rudd (1924 - 2007)*
  Eileen P. Collins Tippey (1928 - 2012)*
  Infants Grigsby*
  Hazel Esther Grigsby Ratcliff (1897 - 1975)
  Katie Lela Grigsby Fidler (1906 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Debra
Record added: Oct 24, 2011
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Hazel Esther <i>Grigsby</i> Ratcliff
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Hazel Esther <i>Grigsby</i> Ratcliff
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