Ronald L. Jolliff, 78, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Ronald was born July 31, 1934 to Willard and Goldie May DeMoss Jolliff in Fayette County and attended Alquina school. In 1978, he was married in Jellico, Tennessee to the former Marilyn Steward. Ronald had attended Park Place Church of God, was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1160 and was a part of the Parkview Restaurant morning crew. He enjoyed coaching his sons in baseball, harness racing at the fair and hunting raccoons. In his leisure time, Ronald liked to work with wood, work in the yard and follow NASCAR and high school sports. Ronald had worked as a general foreman at Ford Electronics for 40 years, retiring in 1991.
Ronald is survived by his wife of 35 years; his son: Jeff Jolliff and his wife, Leslie of California; his daughters: Donna Gordnier of Richmond, Penny Goodpaster and her husband, Randy of Greensburg; April Smallwood and companion, David Bell of Connersville; his brother: Colin "Pete" Jolliff and his wife, Nita of Alquina; his sister: Doris Myers of Connersville; his grandchildren: Robert Jolliff, Kris Dickey, Jenny Dickey, Mandy Corum, Jackie Keen, Garrett Corum, Shane Gordnier, Donnie Gordnier, Dusty Jolliff, Rachael Dudley; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; his special friend: Duane "Bud" Fields of Connersville; and his beloved dog: Miss Kitty.
In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a son: Jon Jolliff; and a brother: Joseph Jerome "Buddy" Jolliff.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Interment will follow in Lick Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where memorial contributions may be made to CHS Athletics or to Connersville Babe Ruth. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com