Obituary Record

Melvin (Mel) Ratfield
Died on 5/6/2010
Buried in Kennard Cemetery

Melvin Ratfield, 82
Former Kennard resident Melvin Ratfield, 82, of Pratt, Kan., died Friday, May 6, 2010, in Pratt.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Kennard Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, May 11, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Melvin Ratfield was born May 10, 1927, at Belvedere, Ill., to Arthur and Hazel (Mock) Ratfield. He was married to Vera Brown.

Mr. Ratfield worked for Kelly-Ryan as a painter for 23 years. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Vera; children, Alvin Ratfield of Lincoln, Diana and Raymond Sandburg of Pratt, Kan., Bonnie and Jerry Bell of Milford, Robert Ratfield of Fremont, Larry and Beth Ratfield of Blair; brother, Francis, of St. Louis, Mo.

He was preceded in by a stepson, Billy Brown; and brother, Robert Ratfield.

Note: Buried in Blk 8 Lt 34 Sp 4

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 5/13/2010