Deborah A. Ratell 1955-2013

MINERAL RIDGE – Deborah Ann “Debbie Doll” Ratell, 58, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

Born on April 22, 1955, in Warren, she was the daughter of David Ratell and the late Mary Ann Ratell.

Debbie was a lifetime area resident, aside from seven years from 1991 to 1998 when she lived at the Cambridge Developmental Center. She then found her home at the Youngstown Developmental Center from 1998 to 2013

She loved to put puzzles together. She also was an avid outside walker and enjoyed listening to music. Most of all, Debbie loved her family, friends and YDC staff.

She will be dearly missed by her father, David R. Ratell of Newton Falls; sister, Elizabeth Jones of Lordstown; nephews, Michael D. Jones and Jon L. Jones of Youngstown; half-brothers and -sisters, Joseph E. (Theresa) Ratell of Lordstown, Ronald (Denise) Ratell of North Carolina, David R. (Gayelynn) Ratell Jr. of Escondido, Calif., Lori Ann (Kenn Timko) Ratell of Lordstown, Margie (Ralph) Johnson of Masury and Connie (George) Birch of Hubbard; and many cousins of Warren.

Arrangements were handled by Malloy and Esposito Funeral Home in Cleveland.

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