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“Nancy and I were at United Seminary in Dayton ,Ohio. She was single parenting, carrying a large academic load and working- each a full time job...Read More »
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“Nancy came to Lindsey just after my mom died. I needed a strong woman in my world. She lived so close to church and to my dad that I saw her nearly...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Reed - Tucson, AZ - Friend

“Aunt Nancy always had a way of making you feel better no matter what might be going on. She was always ready with love and encouragement. I am...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Hall - St. Louis, MO

“Nancy and I shared a lot of summers together when she visited us in Ohio during our younger years which were lots of fun....She was seriously...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Wentworth - Palmer, AK

“Dear Family, We send you our sincere sympathy. Your mom was one of a kind... generous, friendly, community oriented and just a really nice...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Gary and Mary Jeanette - lindsey, OH

“Love you all. Loved my sweet Aunt ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sue McCord - Peoria, AZ - Family

“I first met you in Sunday school class- one of the 4 Nancy's- in Stewartstown, PA in 1981. We soon became great friends. So much we shared together...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn Lear - Wichita, KS - Friend

“She was a wonderful blessing to our family while she served at Lindsey Trinity. It was a privilege to work with her there. I will miss her words of...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Lipstraw - Lindsey, OH


Nancy Lou Newton Ratz, 73, passed away peacefully at her Springfield Township residence on July 12, 2016. She was a retired United Methodist Pastor, a member of The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Cincinnati Carvers Guild. She is survived by her 3 children, Lisa Shaffer, George Ratz III (Jennifer) & Kristen Yancey (Brian), by her grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Thomas Jr. (Melissa), Rebecca, Logan, Ethan, Adam, Scott (Gabi), Dylan & Aaron, by her great grandchildren, Dillen, Conner, Brayden & Amelia, by her brothers, Thomas (Connie), Gerald (Lorraine) & Harold (Patricia) Newton & also by nieces, nephews, & cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas & Luella (nee Hill) Newton, by a granddaughter, Jaelyn, & by a sister-in-law, Myrna Newton. Memorial service Sat., July 23, 10:30 AM at the Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, 23 S. Front, Hamilton, OH 45011 with lunch following the service. Parking is available at the 23 Court St. lot. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, c/o Kristen Yancey, 1209 Cadillac Dr., Hamilton, OH 45013. Overnight accommodations have been reserved under the name of Kristen Yancey at Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513/896-6200). Other options include AC Hotel Cincinnati at Liberty Center, 7505 Gibson St., Liberty Township, OH 45069 (513/759-6500) & Four Points by Sheraton, Tyler's PL Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069 (513/777-1101). dennisgeorgefunerals.com