Ruth I. Radcliff
February 10, 1928 - July 28, 2012
Mrs. Ruth Radcliffe, 84, of Hillsdale, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Fayetteville, NC. Ruth was born February 10, 1928, in Hillsdale Co. She was the daughter of the late Burl J. and Nora M. Coler of Jerome. She married the late Ernest G. Radcliffe in 1954.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan L. (Charles) Griffis of Fayetteville, NC, Jane C. (Kimber) Tageson of Leland, NC, and one son Timothy J. Radcliffe of Bryan, OH; two brothers, Paul Coler and John Coler of Hillsdale, one sister, Mrs. Mary LaRue of Hillsdale; one aunt, Mrs. Beatrice (Ross) Rummel of Montpelier, OH; six grandchildren, Rachel (Eric) Zapata, Sarah Hayter, Joseph Hayter, Matthew Tageson, Elizabeth (Matthew) Bedwin, and Fallon Radcliffe; three step-grandchildren, David (Theresa) Hayter, Rebecca (Scott) Glaza, and Paul (Delia) Hayter; five great-grandchildren, Isabel, Antonio, Aidan, and Elena Zapata, and Jewel Hayter; six step-great grandchildren, Afton Hayter, Evelyn and Guinevere Glaza, Gabriella and Haven Hale, and Mallory Hayter.
She had four brothers who preceded her in death; Doran J. Coler, Richard C. Coler, Donald L. Coler, and Burl P. Coler.
Ruth served her country during the Korean Conflict. She was an Army nurse at Toyko General Hospital. She worked in the operating room and mental health ward. She worked for a number of years as a LPN at the Hillsdale Community Health Center and she retired from Hillsdale Medical Care Facility in 1993. Ruth was a loyal daughter and sister. She was a dedicated and loving Mother and Grandmother. To her, her family always came first. She was brave and courageous to face all the illnesses that afflicted her over the past few years. She would say from time to time, "God had been good to us." Children, especially her great grandchildren always brought a smile to her face, even through her intense pain.
She had four brothers who preceded her in death; Doran J. Coler, Richard C. Coler, Donald L. Coler, and Burl P. Coler. She married the late Ernest G. Radcliffe in 1954.
Funeral services for Ruth Radcliffe will be Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Hillsdale. Visitation will be Friday, August 3, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Van Horn Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. A military graveside service will be held at the Amboy cemetery following the funeral.
Memorial donations are suggested to the family of Ruth Radcliffe.
Visitation: Friday, August 3, 2012 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in HillsdaleGet Directions
Funeral Service: Saturday, August 4, 2012 11:00 AMChurch of the NazareneGet Directions