Lillian M. Ratchford

Aug. 26, 1925 - April 9, 2021

Lillian M. Ratchford, 95, of Elkridge, Md., formerly of Gallitzin, died Friday in Elkridge. She was born in Gallitzin, the daughter of the late Charles and Stella (Cooper) Yeckley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on May 15, 2007; a son, Timothy, on March 3, 2000; a daughter, Patrice; brothers: Allen, Tom, Bob, and John; and sisters: Laura Mullen, Stella Ferri, Genevieve Frazer, Evelyn Peregrin, Ruth Wharton, and Joan Nelson.

Surviving are her children, William Jr. (Guy), Mary Ann McClung, Bernadette Williams and husband, John, Kathleen Ratchford, Barbara Connell and husband, Terrence, Paul Ratchford and wife, Mary, and Martin Ratchford and wife, Kiki; grandchildren: Lucas McClung, Terrence Connell Jr. and wife, Lydia, Rebecca Simmons and husband, Chris, Marie Ratchford and husband, Keith Gates, John Patrick Williams, Chloe Ratchford, Zach Ratchford, Hanna Ratchford and Martin Ratchford Jr.; stepgrandchildren: Stephanie Hale and husband, Mike, and Tommy James; great-grandchildren: Terry III and Raeya Simmons; stepgreat-grandchildren: Christopher, Collin and Alyssa; and a sister, Mary Ann and husband, Richard Curtin.

Lillian worked as a secretary for Yellow Pages and retired in 1988.

She was a former member of St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday, April 17, 2021, with the Rev. Albert Ledoux, celebrant.

Committal will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at

Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin.