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Linda Jeanette Howerton Ratliff, 66, of South Shore, passed away Sunday June 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and friends while under the compassionate and expert care of the staff at Sothern Ohio Medical Center Hospice Care Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Linda was born July 17, 1950, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a daughter of Dorothy Wagner Howerton of South Shore and the late John R. Howerton.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Randall Scott Ratliff Jr.
Linda loved the people she worked for as the managing agent of Holley Manor Apartments in South Shore for the last 15 years.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Michael Ratliff of South Shore. They celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary May 5, 2017; one son, Randy (Stacey) Ratliff of Waverly, Ohio; one daughter, Lori (Shawn) Brown of South Portsmouth; one sister, Patricia Jacobs of South Shore; grandchildren, Taylor Brown, Alyssa Ratliff and Hannah Ratliff; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Webster, Emily Beckman, Adam Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs and Avery Beckman; and her four footed protector "Sam".
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore with Bob Sweeney and Ben Collier officiating. Burial will be in Greene Cemetery in St. Paul.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at mortonfh.com.
Published on June 12, 2017
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