Thursday, February 14th @ 11:00 a.m.
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Thursday, February 14th
ORLEANS – Betty Jane Ratkovich, 91, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born April 30, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Delphia Louise (Blackburn) Sipes. The father of her children was Harold Lee Poole who passed away in 2008. She was married to John Ratkovich and he passed away in 2006.
Betty was employed 20 years at RCA and later at Stalker School. She was a member of 39th Street Christian Church and Mitchell Senior Citizens. Betty enjoyed spending time with family, dancing, bowling, and mushroom hunting.
Bill Magner of Orleans
Dan (Chris) Poole of Ohio
Ralph “Frog” (Dewon) Poole of Orleans
Vicki (Glenn) Woods of Bedford
Zella (Dean) Fullen of Mitchell
James (Renae) Ratkovich of Bedford
Troy (Ayse) Poole
Crystal Poole Bradley
Josh (Kelly) Poole
Jake (Holland) Poole
Amber (Jeff) Hein
Autumn Poole Robbins
Aaron (Carrie) Poole
Adam (Kathryn) Poole
Lora Lea (Andy) Stewart
Deana (Jerry) Nicholson
Michael (Gretchen) Malott
Miranda (Jeremy Knapp) Kline
Jeremy (Stormi) Reynolds
Jamison (Robin) Reynolds
Bobby, Eric, Ryan, Josh and C. J. Woods
29 great grandchildren
William Dean Sipes of South Bend
Daniel Eugene Sipes of North Dakota
many nieces and nephews
Her parents; children, John David Sipes and Judith Gayle Moore; grandson, Peter Bradley; great grandson, Braeden Poole; and siblings, Mary Ilene Davis, Francis Louise Thompson, Cyrus Everett Sipes, Ralph Edward Sipes, and Jackie Dale Sipes, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.