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Monty R. Ratliff

January 30, 1937 January 4, 2018
Monty R. Ratliff
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Monty R. Ratliff, 80, of Grafton passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, January 4, 2018. He was born January 30, 1937 in Matewan, W.VA. Monty proudly served his Country in the Army. He enjoyed working on Classic Cars , Avid Golfer and was a Basketball player at Firelands High School. Monty was the owner of Monty’s Auto Service which gave him great pleasure to serve the community. He was a member of American Legion, polish club, lifetime member of Amvets and a lifetime member of VFW post # 1079. Survivors include his wife of 50 years Suzy; sisters Billie, Lalonny, Debbie, and Lisa; brother Rick. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Irene Ratliff. Family will receive friends for a Celebration of Monty’s life 5-7 PM Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, where full military honors will be provided by VFW # 1079 at 6:45 PM. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations to Donor’ Choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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5:00 PM 1/8/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/8/2018 7:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Military Honors Service at 6:45 PM Monday, January 8, 2018 at the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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