Mary Ratay turns 99

Mary Ratay celebrated her 99th birthday last month with a family reunion in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She talked about taking a train from McKenzie, Tenn., as a small girl and settling in East St. Louis, where her father worked as a meat cutter.
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Mary Ratay celebrated her 99th birthday last month with a family reunion in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She talked about taking a train from McKenzie, Tenn., as a small girl and settling in East St. Louis, where her father worked as a meat cutter.

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November 06, 2016 12:53 PM