January 12, 1956 – October 9, 2021
Elsie Ralston, 65, of Ravenna, Michigan, formerly of West Union, Ohio died Saturday, October 9, 2021 at her residence. She was born January 12, 1956 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She is preceded by parents: Ralph Elmer Ralston, Sr. and Evelyn Louise (Lewis) Ralston; two brothers: Ralph Elmer Ralston, Jr. and Paul B. Ralston; one niece, Candy Cardwell and one brother-in-law, Benjamin Hall.
Elsie is survived by one daughter, Tammy Louise Austin of Ravenna, Michigan; two sons: Benjamin Ralston of Ravenna, Michigan and Joshua Ralston, Sr. of Ravenna, Michigan; 16 grandchildren: Chelsie Austin, Ashleigh Ann Ralston, Brianna Ralston, Jesse Ralston, Alexandra Ralston, Paige Mustee, Summer Ralston, Joshua Ralston, Jr., Steven Ralston and Johnny Ralston, Victoria Humphrey, Felicia Humphrey, Noah Humphrey, Brandy Austin, Michael Austin and Eric Austin; three great grandchildren: Josephine Mustee, Michael Kayden Austin and Wayland Austin; two sisters: Rose Mary Ralston of Aberdeen, Ohio and Joyce Ann Hall of Murrieta, California; two brothers: Edward Ray Ralston of Muskegon, Michigan and David Andrew Ralston of West Union, Ohio; twelve nieces and nephews: Tanya Ann Gillick of Murrieta, California, Edgar Hall of Mill Creek, Washington, Tyler Ralston of Ohio, Nathan Ralston of Florida, Mary Ann Cress of Kentucky, Ashley Bowens of Peebles, Ohio, Jason Ralston of Ravenna, Michigan, Jeremy Smith of Kentucky, Chasidy Smith of Ohio, Melissa Ralston of Ohio, James Patrick Ralston of Ohio and Matthew Ralston of Ohio.
Elsie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved animals especially horses and dogs. She will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to: Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693 or by phone at (937) 544-2121.
The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693. The public funeral is 2 PM Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Tonya Gillick will officiate. The public interment is at Rogers Hill Cemetery, Abner Hollow Road, Lynx, Ohio 45650.
Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated is serving the family.