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Bertha Ratliff

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

LILBOURN - Bertha Bell Miskell Ratliff, 97, died Jan. 2, 2006, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid.

Born June 30, 1908, in Conran, daughter of the late Alvin "Goon" and Fannie Frances Hutchcraft Fortner, she was of the Assembly of God faith.

On Aug. 15, 1932, she married John Miskell, who preceded her in death in 1974. She later married John Ratliff, who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1980.

One brother and two sons, Gary Miskell and John Miskell, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: three sons, Charlie Morris of Dupo, Ill., Fred "Tootsie" Miskell of Wood River, Ill. and Richard Miskell of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Bessie Frazier of New Madrid; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-


Visitation will be from noon until time for services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn. The Rev. Sanford Berry, retired Assembly of God pastor, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Mounds Park Cemetery at Lilbourn.