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Obituaries — 5/15/15

Glenn Ratliff

Glenn Ratliff, 87, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. He was born in LaFollette, Tennessee, and moved to Florida in 1983.

Glenn was retired first sergeant in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Brooksville, Florida. He was survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Ann; his sister, Shirley Wasky; his son, E.E. (Butch) Whitehead and wife Susan; three grandchildren, David, Susann and Mark; and two great grandchildren, Alex and Hailey.

A committal service was held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell Florida.



Betty Ratliff

Betty Ann Ratliff, 88, of Brookville, Florida, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015. She was born in Ironton and move to Brooksville in 1983.

She was a military spouse in which her husband, Glenn, served 27 years in the U.S. Army. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ratliff, her parents, Bea Whitehead and Clementine (Adkins) Whitehead; brothers, James, Gerald, Homer and Richard; sisters, Carolyn, Vera, Sally and Rebecca; and nephew, David. She is survived by her son, E.E. (Butch) Whitehead and his wife, Susan; three grandchildren, David, Susann and Mark; two great grandchildren, Alex and Hailey; nieces, Carolyn, Cathy, Sherri, Teresa, Mary Anna and Linda; and nephews, Michael, James, Jeff, John and Donnie.

Burial services will be at a later date.



Janice Wisenberger

Janice Kay Wisenberger, 64, of Ironton, passed away from kidney disease on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The Ironton native was born Aug. 7, 1950, a daughter of the late Walter “Dode” Wisenberger and Genevieve Layton Wisenberger.

Miss Wisenberger was a 1968 graduate of Ironton High School and attended Ohio University Southern Campus. She was a former court administrator for Judge Frank McCown and Judge Scott Bowling at the Lawrence County Common Pleas Court and a member of the First Baptist Church in Ironton. She was a Past Grand Marshal for the Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade, a former Lions Club President and on the Patriots Path Committee.

She is survived by two sisters, Peggy Wisenberger of Ironton and Linda (Ray) Gesling of Cincinnati; a brother, Phil (Kathy) Wisenberger of Premerton, Washington; two nieces, Christa Richmond of Stratford, Oklahoma and Amanda Bright-Volle of Trenton; a nephew, Shaun Gesling of Cincinnati; and her constant companion, Apolo.

There will be a memorial service held at the First Baptist Church in Ironton at the convenience of the family at a later date. Phillips Funeral Home, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1550 Old Henderson Road Suite N160, Columbus, OH 43220. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.



Michael Thompson

Michael (Mike) Eugene Thompson, 52, formerly of Coal Grove, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. He was born Nov. 7, 1962, to the late Gene Thompson and Helen Stevens Schnitzius of Camden.

Other than his mother he is survived by one brother, Steve and Melinda Mays, of Coal Grove; sisters, Gina and Hatler Robinson, of Coal Grove, Sharon and Larry Brooks, of Richmond, Pam and Glenn McKenzie, of West Elkin, and Penny and Jerry Miller, of Greenville; one uncle, Glenn Thompson, and one aunt, Carolyn (Judy) Thompson Waggoner, both of Coal Grove; nieces and nephews, Tarah Knorp, Amanda Gully, Sara Robinson, Richie McKenzie, Randy McKenzie, Kassie Snyder, Kristy Hayes, Tyler Hayes, Jeremy Miller and Steven Mays Jr.

Other than his father he was preceded in death by grandmother, Mary Brammer Sloan; and grandfather, Clarence Thompson, grandmother, Hazel Stevens; and grandfather, John Stevens. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Leatherwood Cemetery with Dave Shugg officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.