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Goldie B. Ralston

March 15, 2011

Goldie B. Ralston
March 16, 1910 — March 11, 2011
NILES, Mich. — Goldie B. Ralston, 100, Bell Road, Niles, Mich., died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 at Riveridge Manor, Niles, Mich. following a brief illness.
She was born March 16, 1910, in Plymouth, Ind., to Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth (Born) Zehner, and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1929.
She has lived in Niles since 1942, coming from South Bend, Ind.
Goldie was a member of the Niles Chapter #332, Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed the outdoors and gardening, and helping her family and neighbors.
March 10, 1934 in South Bend, she married Marshall Paul Ralston who preceded her in death May 19, 1976. She was also preceded in death by a son, Eugene Ralston and by six sisters and brothers: Florence Harvey, Ethel Burke and Harold, Merle, Don and Reo Zehner.
Surviving family includes her children, Ann B. (C. Grover) Williams of Eden, N.C. and Marilynn Barbour, Lila (Gary) Wallace and Edwin (Joyce) Ralston, all of Niles; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Wayne Zehner of Plymouth; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Goldie Ralston will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, with Pastor Jim Wing of First Baptist Church officiating.
Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the funeral home with Easter Star rites at 7:30 p.m. by Niles Chapter #332.
Contributions in memory of Goldie may be made to the Niles Chapter #332, Order of the Eastern Star.

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