Mareatha Charlene (Lewis) Ralston, 90, St. Joseph, MO

Published 07/21 2014 09:32AM

Updated 07/21 2014 09:32AM

Mareatha Charlene (Lewis) Ralston, 90, of St. Joseph, Missouri continued on her Journey Friday, July 18, 2014.

Mareatha was surrounded by those she lived for, laughed with and loved most.

Mareatha was born February 26, 1924 to Blanche and Ralph Lewis in Parnell, Missouri.

She graduated from Ravenwood High School in 1943.

Mareatha married her high school sweetheart Harry Burton Ralston upon his return from service in 1945. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marjorie Maxwell. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a skilled artist and seamstress.

Mareatha is survived by four daughters, Emily (Don) McLain, Maryville, Missouri, Char-lane (Kevin) Cordry, Debbie (Pat) Montgomery, of St. Joseph; Anita (E.L) Burch, Parkville, Missouri; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one niece,

Visitation 1:00 PM Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Celebration of Life 2:00 PM Monday at our chapel.

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorial contributions to Epilepsy Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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