East Liverpool Review
[East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio]
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Ruth Cline Ratkovich, 71
INDUSTRY – Ruth Cline Ratkovich, 71, of Industry, formerly of Newell, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013.
She was born Jan. 1, 1942 in Newell, a daughter of the late Chester and Helen Shroades Cline.
Ruth graduated from Wells High School and was the co-owner and operator of the former Eli’s Club in Newell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tracey Ratkovich and Kayla Ratkovich Duty, and three brothers, Larry Cline, Harold “Buck” Cline and James “Herk” Cline.
She is survived by her husband, Eli Ratkovich Jr. of Industry; son, Eli “Butch” Ratkovich III of Negley; two daughters, Lisa Duty of Industry and Connie (Robert) Grimes of Industry; eleven grandchildren, Eli IV, Heather, Stephanie, Jerry, Shawna, Jacob, Robert, Kalin, Ashlea, Haylee and Paige; five great-grandchildren, Nathan, Brooke, Kylie, Makenzie and baby boy Burroughs; three brothers, Tom (Sandi) Cline of Newell; Terry (Susan) Cline of New Manchester; Kimmer (Nancy) Cline of New Cumberland, and a sister, Ginny (Gary) Richey of Michigan.
Visitation will be held today, April 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Burial will follow at Shadow Lawn Memory Garden, Newell.
*Contributed By: Jackson Edward Wilson*