Ronald L. Jolliff

July 31, 1934April 6, 2013

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



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2013


  • Interment

Ronald L. Jolliff

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Carl & Tresa Templeton

April 11, 2013

Prayers go out to the family at there time of loss. We knew Ron from working at Visteon and the restaurant . You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Sally Blakley-Noble

April 9, 2013

My heart,love and prayers are with my son, Jeff this day, due to the loss of his father, also my condolences to Marilyn and family, I know their memories will get them thru day by day. God Bless

Rachel Dudley

April 9, 2013

I didn't get to see my grandfather but maybe three times. I didn't really know him all that well. But I still loved him and will miss him very much. I remember making wood Christmas ornaments down in his workshop and him being funny. That is the best memory I will keep with me forever.

David Pflum

April 8, 2013

One of the finest people I have known in my life whose mom and dad were wonderful people as well. For all those who loved him and were his friends he will be truly missed. May Ronnie's family rely on their faith, to comfort them at this time and as the days go by.