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Martha Ellen (Hardy) Ratcliff

December 21, 1933 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Martha Ratcliff Obituary

Martha Ellen (Hardy) Ratcliff, age 90 of Kingman, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. She was born on December 21, 1933 to the late Theodore & Roxie Magabelle (Grubb) Hardy.

Martha graduated from Covington High School and on November 22, 1956 she married Edward Lee Ratcliff, who preceded her in death on December 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; a 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; her husband, Ed; one brother, Robert Hardy; and two sisters, Mary Ann Brentlinger and Reva Hawkins.

Visitation will be at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S 1st Street in Kingman on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 11:00am till the time of the funeral at 1:00pm with Pastor Kurt Flora officiating. Burial will follow at Kingman Fraternal Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

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February 2, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Care
203 S 1st Street
Kingman, IN 47952

Funeral Service
February 2, 2024

1:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Care
203 S 1st Street
Kingman, IN 47952


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