Mrs. Helen B. Ratts age 105, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, August 2 at her home.

Mrs. Ratts was born August 12, 1917 in Clark County the daughter of Albert Jefferson Brown and Susie Elizabeth Sears Brown. She was a member of the Borden Church of Christ. She was also a member of The Homemaker’s Club, The Women’s Study Club, Tri Kappa and The International Inkwell Society. She enjoyed crocheting, making dried flower arrangements, playing the piano and doing daily crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Ratts is survived by two sons: Charles N. “Chuck” Ratts (Kathie Chastain) of Trafalgar, Indiana and Dean Ratts (Kym Hedrick) of Salem, four grandsons: Bradley Ratts, Jason Ratts, Joshua Ratts, Benjamin Ratts and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles R. Ratts, a brother: Gerald Brown and two sisters: Uva Fisher and Elsie McKinley.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, August 7 at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Borden Church of Christ. C/O Nick Ray 22622 Martinsburg Rd. Borden, Indiana 47106