Dorcas Jeanette Ratcliff Robinson “Jean”, 89, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at her son Jeff Robinson’s place of residence in Louisville, KY.
Jean was born September 26, 1928, in Boggs Township, PA, the daughter of the late James Edward and Minnie Abrams Ratcliff.
Jean was an active of the First Presbyterian Church in Ashland, Kentucky for over 60 years where she held positions on committees, served as an elder, choir member and active member and supporter. She was in several book clubs and the Three Arts Club. A member of KEA, AEA and Kentucky Retired Teachers.
Jean’s education included a teaching degree from Berea College and her Masters from Morehead State University. She taught at Crabbe Elementary (Ashland, KY), Hatcher Elementary (Ashland, KY), and Star Elementary (Carter County, KY).
Preceded in death by her husband James F. Robinson, her son James F. Robinson II, sister Geneva Kappes, brothers Pete Ratcliff, Bill Ratcliff, Eddie Ratcliff, Bobby Ratcliff and Tony Ratcliff. Jean is survived by her sister Justine Deters, son Jeff Robinson and daughter in law Barbara Robinson of Louisville, KY; Daughter in law Natalie Robinson of Ashland; granddaughter Heather Robinson Shay and husband Kevin Shay of Northglenn, CO; great granddaughters Lorelai and Riley Shay of Northglenn, CO.
The funeral will be at Noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery.
Friends may visit at 11 AM, Wednesday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to First Presbyterian Church in Ashland.