05/13/13 — Helen Louise Ratcliff Slone, 85, of Grayson, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2013, at the Ashland Community Hospice Center after an extended illness.
She was born April 13, 1928, in Willard, to the late Lloyd and Goldie Ratcliff.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Jean Slone Smith, and her brothers, Ernie Ratcliff and Don Ratcliff.
Mrs. Slone was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing. She devoted much time to be with her family. She also enjoyed traveling and dining out. She was a member of the Maranatha Bible Church of Webbville. She will be sadly missed.
Helen is survived by her husband of 64 years, Paul Slone; her children, Barbara (Ronald) Rice and Richard (Patsy) Slone, all of Grayson; six grandchildren, Jeff (Brooke) Rice, Alia Rice Porter, Amy Smith, Kerri (Dale) Martin, Adrienne (Kyle) Lubert and Adam Slone; 10 great grandchildren, Lyndsey and Lafe O’Bryan, Cameron and Ian Rice, Olivia, Elaina and Samuel Martin, Nicholas and Lilly Porter and Mahaila Lubert; two brothers, Bill (June) Ratcliff and Richard Eugene Ratcliff, both from Urbana, Ohio; and two sisters, Jane (Lester) Petty of Urbana and Linda (Loyd) Tackett of Grayson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Malone Funeral Home officiated by Jesse Fyffe and Steve Owens.
Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, May 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be at East Carter Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be sent to the Slone Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com.