Lola Marie Bennett Ratliff


Lola Marie Bennett Ratliff, 83, of Madams Creek, entered into eternal rest January 12, 2019, at Summers County Appalachian Regional Hospital, following a long illness.
Born February 21, 1935, at Hinton, she was a daughter of the late Abraham "Abe" and Mary Goldie Breen Bennett.
She was a devoted and faithful member of Martha's Chapel United Methodist Church for 65 years. She retired from Pipestem State Park in the Housekeeping Department. Lola enjoyed going to church, Sunday evening drives, family gatherings, senior center activities, yard sales, listening to gospel music, and spending time with family and friends. She was and avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
Lola was preceded in death by her husband Jack F. Ratliff; two grandsons, John and Greg Reed; four brothers, Joe, Lloyd and Andy Bennett and infant brother Ronald; twin sisters, Mary Bragg and Thelma Martin and two sons in law, Steve Surber and Terry "Snookie" Meadows.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Patty Reed and husband Roger, Sandy Surber, Jackie Ratliff and wife Linda, Susie Meadows and Vickie Gill and husband Billy J. all of Madams Creek; eight grandchildren, Missy Richmond, Sharon Tickle, Jackie Lee Ratliff, Melissa Mullins, Pamela Hartwell, Brittany Meadows, Sonya Ratliff and Zachary Gill; twenty one great grandchildren; one great great grandson; three brothers, Robert Bennett and wife Juanita, Donald Bennett and Arnold Bennett and wife Judy and one sister Virginia Harrah.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastors Ed Dolphin, Robbie Merritt and Pat Mick officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. Friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral parlors.
Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
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