Homegoing for Retired Missionary

Miss Stella M. Ratzloff, retired missionary to Thailand, entered into the presence of the Lord on Monday, December 22, 2008. She was 88.  Stella served with The Christian and Missionary Alliance for 37 years.

During Stella’s childhood, she attended an Alliance church with her family and received Christ into her life during high school. When she graduated from college, Stella knew God was calling her to the mission field. She studied at St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) prior to her departure for Thailand in 1947. 

 In her first years on the field, Stella was secretary/bookkeeper in the field office. She also was involved in station work, youth ministry, and Bible conferences.  Stella taught in the Bible schools, ministered among college and university students, and worked with the Theological Education by Extension program.  She retired in 1988.


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