Marjorie Bayless

BELLEFONTAINE – Marjorie Bayless, 99, of Ridgeway passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 in Heartland of Bellefontaine. She was born on February 8, 1915 in North Lewisburg, Ohio, the daughter of the late Homer Sr. and Gertrude (Clark) Howell.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Lamont Bayless, whom she married September 22, 1935 and he passed away in 1996, three children, Herschel Bayless in 2012, Kenneth Bayless in 2005, and Norma Jean Ratleff in 1996, two sisters, Velora Donaldson and Leota Stevens, four brothers, Clayton, Homer Jr., David, and Leonard Howell, and several grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, Carlan (Robert) Ratleff of Delaware, OH, David (Jodi) Bayless of Delaware, OH, and Teresa (Albert) Kirk of Reynoldsburg, two grandchildren that she raised, Kiki (Terrence) Ratleff-Horton of Urbana and Davante Ratleff, at home, 136 grandchildren, two sisters, Bettie (William) Grimes of Laguna Woods, CA and Gwendolyn Adams of Cleveland, OH, a sister-in-law, Betty Howell and numerous nieces and nephews.

She graduated from high school and worked as a household technician for many years cleaning banks and businesses all around Logan and Hardin Counties. Her greatest joy was her family, cooking, and having those wonderful happy holiday dinners. She loved to bake a special pie or cheesecake for someone on his or her birthday.

Rev. Frank McCullough and Elder Abraham Kenner will officiate a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Church of Christ, 124 W South St, Ridgeway, OH 43345. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the EICHHOLTZ FUNERAL HOME, Bellefontaine and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S. Main St. Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

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Published in Weekly Currents from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2014
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