Sandra Jo Ratledge


Sandra Jo (Nipper) Ratledge, 69, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, Feb 19, 2018, at her residence after an extended illness.

A native of McMinn County and a resident of Cleveland since 1971, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Beulah Cline Nipper.

She graduated from McMinn County High School and held a BA from Tennessee Wesleyan College and a Master's of Education from the University of Tennessee. She was a member of Big Spring  United Methodist Church and was a retired school teacher from Cleveland City School System. She was a member of various educational associations, both local and national.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Stephen Ratledge of Cleveland; one son, Shane Stephen Ratledge of Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Jaquetta N. and Ron Culberson of Nashville; and a  host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Huffer officiating.

The interment will be at McMinn Memory Gardens following the funeral. The pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to Laycock-Hobbs will be in charge of the arrangements.


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