Betty Jane Ratcliff of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the age of 76 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family during the last days of her life.

She was born Aug. 31, 1942, at Terre Haute, to Clifford Holler and Ruby (Hartley) Holler. She married Ted Ratcliff of Kingman on Feb. 10, 1962, at Clinton. Ted preceded her in death in 2018. 

Survivors include: three children, Lori Ann (Jeff) Abney, Goshen, and Brett and DeDe (Mitch) Groves, both of Crawfordsville; nine grandchildren, Lindsay Diemer, Goshen, Jacey (Jason) Liechty, Indianapolis, Lexy (Anthony) DeBoni, Goshen, Brennen and Christian Ratcliff, Crawfordsville, and Scout, Caden and Aryn Groves, all of Crawfordsville; four great-grandchildren, Kanyn, Luka and Kace Diemer, Goshen, and Alena Ratcliff, Crawfordsville; and brother Bill of California.

She was preceded in death by brother Bob Holler, Wisconsin; Jacquie Irwin, Terre Haute; and Nancy Holler, Terre Haute.

Betty considered her greatest life work caring for her family. Through the years, she was a caregiver to many displaying the greatest example of a servant’s heart. Betty enjoyed spending her time attending all her children and grandchildren’s activities and was everyone’s biggest supporter and encourager!

A private graveside service will be held. Hunt & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with the service.

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