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Evelyn D. Ratliff

September 26, 1928 - November 23, 2012

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Evelyn D. Ratliff the daughter of William Thomas and Margaret Jane (Foley) Tuck was born September 26, 1928 in Rock Port, Missouri. Evelyn grew up in a small house with numerous siblings with lots of love in her family. At the age of 16, she left her home and was employed babysitting for Lucy Thompson in Rock Port. She later worked in the Royal Cafe, The Walnut Inn and at the Tumble Inn, all in Tarkio.


On December 16, 1955, Evelyn was united in marriage to Gerald Dean Ratliff, Sr. in Raton, New Mexico and they became the parents of five children; Shirley Mae, Clara Margaret, Barbara Jean, Beverly Ann and Gerald Dean, Jr. Following Jerry’s retirement from the United States Army, they made their home in Tarkio. Jerry passed away in 2001. Evelyn passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care, Tarkio, at the age of 84 years.


Besides her parents and husband, Jerry, Evelyn is preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley; one granddaughter, Angela Campos; one great-granddaughter, Karli Paige Gebhards; two sisters, Nina Tuck and Mandy Conn. Survivors include three daughters, Margie Ropp and Barbara Swinford, both of Tarkio; Bev (Kevin) McGinness, Burlington Junction, Missouri; son, Dean(Shannon) Ratliff, Stockton, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd (Macel) Tuck, Shenandoah, Iowa; sisters, Susie Hallam, Shenandoah, and Mary Margaret Hickman, California.


Funeral Service:
10:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Interment: Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
Open visitation will begin 9:00 A.M., Monday, November 26, 2012, Davis Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends that evening from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Memorials: Assembly of God Church, Tarkio.
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Services: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.