Rev. John Ratcliff, a former clergy member of the Southern Illinois Conference, died Dec. 28 in Auburn, California. He was 87.
Rev. Ratcliff's ministry in the former Southern Illinois Conference included serving as student local pastor at Bethel Kane and Shiloh from 1967 to 1974. He pastored for three years in the North Georgia Conference and then returned to Illinois where he pastored Venice, Cahokia Faith, and Ashley Beaucoup when he left the ministry in the SIC.
Private services were held through Lassila Funeral Chapels in Auburn, Calif.
John is survived by three children: Sarah McFarland, Sally Fernandez, and Casey Radcliff. Condolences can be sent to Sarah McFarland, 1165 Bluffs, Auburn, CA 95603.