Born 8-7-1916 -- Died 2-14-2006
Ralph Olen Sifford, age 89, of Alton, was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Alton, Mo.
He died on Feb. 14, 2006 at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
Sifford retired from Midwest Conveyor Co. in Kansas City, Kan.
He liked to laugh and tease, loved fishing, baseball, restoring antiques, traveling, flea markets and cats.
He was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include his wife, Davie Mae Pingleton-Sifford of Alton; one grandson, Scott Allen McLeland; two great-grandchildren, Devon and Sawyer McLeland, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Effie Bell-Sifford; one daughter, Emma Sue McLeland Walker; one brother, Rayburn Sifford; one sister, Grace Pineleton; four brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.
The funeral services were held Feb. 16 in the Clary Chapel.
Burial followed in the Hickory Grove Cemetery with arrangements being under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.