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Alta Pearl Wilson Ratcliff
Obituary for
Alta Pearl Wilson Ratcliff
Submitted by: Bob Chada

© The Guthrie News Leader
Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Alta Pearl Wilson Ratcliff, age 88 of Crescent, OK, passed away on September 14, 2003 at Crescent, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 17, 2003 at First Baptist Church in Crescent, Oklahoma with Rev. Chauncy Moody & Rev. Mike Channel officiating.
Interment will be at Crescent Cemetery.
Alta was born on September 14, 1915, in Logan County, Oklahoma to James Wilson and (Maiden) name Mamie Snow.
Alta was married on Drummond Ratcliff on January 15, 1936 in Guthrie, OK.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crescent until a mission from that church was organized as Central Baptist Church on September 21, 1947. She was a Charter Member and served the Lord in whatever capacity was needed until failing health. She was a homemaker, farm bookkeeper, family historian, Excelsior Precint staff member for 35 years, member of the Star Quilt Club and Columbia Demonstration CLub. She loved to sew and made many award winning garments that were displayed at Kingfisher County and Oklahoma State Fairs. She made quilts for all her children and great grandchildren, including quilts for the great great grandchildren before her health failed.
She is survived by husband: Drummond Ratcliff of Crescent, OK; 3 Daughters: Carolyn Engle & husband Bob Woodburn, OR: LaDonna Duncan & husband Gary Crescent, OK; Anita Bilyeu & husband Dennis, Crescent, OK; 1 sister: Rosella Glover of Norman, OK: 1 Aunt: Anna Yenzer, Crescent, OK; 8 Grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 Sisters: Velma Myers, Marcella Mays and Twila Fillmore.
Funeral services are under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home in Crescent.

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