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Dr. Milton E. Ratliff

Dr. Milton E. Ratliff, 78, formerly of Georgetown, died Thursday night, March 4, 2004, at Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis.
A native of New Albany, born March 25, 1925, he was the son of the late James Henry and Hazel Byrd Harritt Ratliff.
He attended Indiana State University, where he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, before attending Purdue University, where he earned a doctorate.
He was a principal at Stockwell High School and Lauramie High School in Attica. He retired from Ball State University after 18 years in the continuing education department. He was a former member of Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Edwardsville and Muncie Exchange Club, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Retired Teachers Association of Tippecanoe County and Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mercedes E. McCollum of Westpoint; three sons, Lance D., Daniel L. and Peter J. Ratliff, all of Indianapolis; a sister, Sherrill Faye Ott of Edwardsville, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral: Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Tunnel Hill Christian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Officiants: The Revs. Norm Nellis and Larry Potts. Arrangements: Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Pallbearers: Bruce Green, Charles Willis, Kenny Gerry, and John, Josh and Jacob Jones.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Ball State University School of Extended Education C.H. Weaver Program, The American Heart Association or the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

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