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Francis R. Radcliff

Francis R. Radcliff, 74, of North Eaton, passed away, Sunday, November 18, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, following a long illness. He was born in Weston, West Virginia and had lived in North Eaton the past 46 years moving from Cleveland.

He was a 1951 graduate of Weston High School.

He served with both the U.S. Navy and Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Radcliff worked as a pipefitter for the Republic/LTV Steel Company, Cleveland for 34 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a former member of Jacksons Mills Baptist Church, West Virginia and attended Columbia Baptist Church, Columbia Station.

He was a member of United Steel Workers Union and Pipe Fitter Breakfast Club.

He enjoyed traveling and bowling.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Marge (nee Gum) Radcliff; sisters, Barbara Johnson of Elyria, Beverly Lambert of Weston, West Virginia; three nephews; and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Susan Radcliff; son, Stephen Radcliff; parents, Ralph and Stashia A. (nee Butcher) Radcliff; and brother, Gary L. Radcliff.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 A.M. until the time of services at 12 Noon at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville.  Pastor Richard Bennett of Columbia Station Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be private at the Snyder Cemetery in Churchville, West Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Baptist Church, 24414 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028 or the Churchville United Methodist Church, c/o Martha Gum, 3558 Churchville Rd., Camden, West Virginia 26338.

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