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Virginia Elaine Ralston

April 18, 1926 November 4, 2019
Virginia Elaine Ralston
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Obituary for Virginia Elaine Ralston

Virginia Elaine Ralston, 93 of Normal, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 at her daughters home surrounded by her family.

Elaine’s service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10am at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Pastor Billy Newell officiating. Burial will be held at East Lawn Memorial Gardens following the service.

The family suggests memorials to be made to the Mayo Clinic Research and Development Department or to the Central Illinois Humane Society.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine was born on April 18, 1926 in Lexington, IL to Ather and Margaret Serber Atkins. She married Robert L. Ralston on September 11, 1943 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on November 15, 1999.

Elaine is survived by her children; Patricia Moncelle, Bloomington and Duane Ralston, Normal; and 2 grandchildren, Scott Ralston and Kristy Ralston. She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, 3 sisters and a son-in-law; Michael Moncelle.

Elaine was a tremendous cook, she was known to take pride in her home always making anyone who came feel welcome, but most of all her family was everything to her and always came first above everything else. Elaine was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

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East Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1002 Airport Road
Bloomington, IL 61704

1002 Airport Road Bloomington 61704 IL
United States

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