Jean Ratcliff

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jean Ratcliff, 95, Brownsburg, and formerly of Waveland, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Brownsburg Meadows.

She was born Aug. 23, 1915 in Russellville to Clell and Ruth Perkins Bain at Russellville.

She married John G. Ratcliff on May 7, 1937 in Russellville. He died in 1996.

She was a member of Russellville Community Church and Indiana Retired Teachers Association.

She graduated from Russellville High School and received a master's degree from Indiana Teachers College. She was a lifelong teacher in Montgomery and Putnam counties.

She and her husband operated a grocery in Russellville for several years.

Surviving are sons David (LaDona) Ratcliff of Brownsburg and Michael (Linda) Ratcliff, daughter Michelle Edmiston and significant other Eric Dudenhoeffer, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, brother Robert Bain of Crawfordsville and sister Marilou Russell of Phoenix.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Hebron Cemetery in Russellville. There will be no visitation.

Machledt & Servies Funeral Home in Waveland is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made to

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