Martha Ellen (Hardy) Ratcliff

Dec. 21, 1933-Jan. 29, 2024


Martha Ellen (Hardy) Ratcliff, 90, of Kingman passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.

She was born Dec. 21, 1933, to the late Theodore and Roxie Magabelle (Grubb) Hardy.

Martha graduated from Covington High School and on Nov. 22, 1956, she married Edward Lee Ratcliff, who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2021.

Throughout the years she worked at the Kingman IGA and retired from Steel Grip after 26 years. She enjoyed working with her flowers, playing music, going to auctions and rummage sales, and spending time with her grandkids. She played the organ, piano and accordion and gave piano lessons for many years.

She is survived by her two sons, Hardy (Sally) Ratcliff and Mark (Judy) Ratcliff; daughter Carol Marshall; eight grandchildren, Nathan (Diana) Ratcliff, Elizabeth (Ethan) Newnum, Gretchen (Gage) Newcomer, Lois (Ryan) Bechtold, Rachel (Bryan) Ferguson, Roxie (Jon Dunavan) Marshall, Evan (Taylor) Ratcliff and Tyler (Cassandra) Ratcliff; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ed; brother Robert Hardy; and two sisters, Mary Ann Brentlinger and Reva Hawkins.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, on Friday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m., with Pastor Kurt Flora officiating. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery.

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