Ratcliffe, Clover Rae McNeil

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ratcliffe_clover_mcneilClover Rae McNeil Ratcliffe, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Clover was born on August 4, 1931, to Everette and Nora McNeil, and lived her entire life in Pilot.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert R. Ratcliffe, whom she missed tremendously.

Clover is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Annette and Bob Poff of Christiansburg, Bill and Kathy Poff of Salem; and her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby ‘Zeke’ and Cindy Racliffe of Pilot. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Robbie and Kristal Poff of Blacksburg, Laura Ratcliffe, Kaci Ratcliffe, and Robert Ratcliffe of Pilot; and a great-granddaughter, Roslyn Poff of Blacksburg. Surviving brothers and sisters-in-law are Alvin and Betty McNeil, Carl and Julie McNeil, Ocie McNeil, and Gloria McNeil; and sister and brothers-in-law, Lois and Ron Sedlacek and William Morgan. She is also survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, George and Dorothy Ratcliffe, Sue and George Kouzoures, and Nancy Altice; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were sisters, Aliene Sowers, Pauline Pitsinger, Margie Allman, and Ada Morgan; and brothers, Aaron McNeil, Raymond McNeil, and Junior McNeil.

Our momma loved to sew, crochet, garden, and work in her flowers. She loved her family, her church family from Cedar Springs Union Church, and she loved sharing her memories from the past. We appreciate everyone who has visited with her and shared those things with her.

Thank you very much to those who selflessly helped us to care for her: Connie Helm, Sharon Wood, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Tammy Hall, Loretta Underwood, Juanita Sanson, Tenna Saunders, and Penny Adkins. She enjoyed your company and we knew she was well cared for.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, Christiansburg, VA, with Rev. Neal Turner and Rev. Leon Alley officiating. Interment will follow in the Huffville Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or if you prefer please consider a donation to Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018. Their assistance was much appreciated.