Elsie Ralston

January 12, 1956 - October 9, 2021

Elsie Ralston, 65, of Ravenna, Michigan, formerly of West Union, Ohio died Saturday, October 9, 2021 at her residence.  She was born January 12, 1956 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She is preceded by parents: Ralph Elmer Ralston, Sr. and Evelyn Louise (Lewis) Ralston; two brothers: Ralph Elmer Ralston, Jr. and Paul B. Ralston; one niece, Candy Cardwell and one brother-in-law, Benjamin Hall.

Elsie is survived by one daughter, Tammy Louise Austin of Ravenna, Michigan; two sons: Benjamin Ralston of Ravenna, Michigan and Joshua Ralston, Sr. of Ravenna, Michigan; 16 grandchildren: Chelsie Austin, Ashleigh Ann Ralston, Brianna Ralston, Jesse Ralston, Alexandra Ralston, Paige Mustee, Summer Ralston, Joshua Ralston, Jr., Steven Ralston and Johnny Ralston, Victoria Humphrey, Felicia Humphrey, Noah Humphrey, Brandy Austin, Michael Austin and Eric Austin; three great grandchildren: Josephine Mustee, Michael Kayden Austin and Wayland Austin; two sisters: Rose Mary Ralston of Aberdeen, Ohio and Joyce Ann Hall of Murrieta, California; two brothers: Edward Ray Ralston of Muskegon, Michigan and David Andrew Ralston of West Union, Ohio; twelve nieces and nephews: Tanya Ann Gillick of Murrieta, California, Edgar Hall of Mill Creek, Washington, Tyler Ralston of Ohio, Nathan Ralston of Florida, Mary Ann Cress of Kentucky, Ashley Bowens of Peebles, Ohio, Jason Ralston of Ravenna, Michigan, Jeremy Smith of Kentucky, Chasidy Smith of Ohio, Melissa Ralston of Ohio, James Patrick Ralston of Ohio and Matthew Ralston of Ohio.

Elsie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved animals especially horses and dogs. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to:

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693 or by phone at (937) 544-2121.

The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 2 PM Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Tonya Gillick will officiate.

The public interment is at Rogers Hill Cemetery, Abner Hollow Road, Lynx, Ohio 45650

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated is serving the family.


Audrea Yanez - Oct 12, 2021
You will be missed so much Mamaw . I will cherish all our phone calls and times together . My children will cherish moments with them . Thank you for showing us girls how to be strong and independent. I will truly miss you but always caring you in my heart . Prayers and love to your family .
Tammy Austin - Oct 12, 2021
Dear mom, u are the greatest mom in the world. I’m so thankful I had u for a mom. U taught me how to be the mom I am and the woman I am today! I had the best life growing up. I miss u so much already. It’s so hard being without u. I wanna call u every time I go some where. Rest in paradise momma. I’ll see u again someday! I love u
Elizabeth Hayslip - Oct 12, 2021
I miss you so much aunt Elsie. You werent just my great aunt but my best friend. I will never forget all the great conversations and fun memories we shared. I learned so much from you in that short time I lived with you. You were one of the strongest, most honest and funniest independent women I know and I will never forget the things you taught me. Thank you for everything. I love and will forever miss you. May your soul rest peacefully ❤️
Rose Ralston - Oct 11, 2021
We love you sis and will miss so much