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Mercedes E. Ratliff

November 19, 1927 October 10, 2019
Mercedes E.  Ratliff
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Mercedes E. Ratliff
Mercedes Elizabeth Ratliff of Westpoint, Indiana, passed away October 10, 2019 at Brookdale Carmel, where she had resided the last few years. Most of her life she lived in Tippecanoe County. Mercedes was born on November 19, 1927 in Switz City, Indiana, to the late Lela Ethel McCollum (Gough) and Benjamin Franklin McCollum. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Dr. Milton Edward Ratliff and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Ratliff. She is survived by her three sons, Lance (Patricia), Daniel (Elizabeth) and Peter (the late Kimberly) and is blessed with seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mercedes was a lifelong educator, graduating from Indiana State University with a Bachelors and Master degree in home economics and elementary education. She was the valedictorian of her high school class of 1945 at Staunton High School. Mercedes taught 36 years mostly in Tippecanoe County, retiring from Mintonye Elementary School. Mercedes volunteered in numerous church and service organizations throughout her life. She and her late husband loved to travel on educational tours throughout the world. Mercedes was a long time member of the Lafayette Grace United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held on October 15 at 12:30 pm, at the Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Georgetown, Indiana, with visitation that morning from 10:00 am to noon at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. In memory of Mercedes, contributions may be made to Muncie Missions in Muncie, Indiana and to the Lafayette Grace United Methodist Church in Lafayette, Indiana.


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Visitation

Tuesday

15

Oct

10:00 AM 10/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes - Georgetown

7420 Highway 64
Georgetown, IN 47122

Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes - Georgetown
7420 Highway 64 Georgetown 47122 IN
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Tuesday

15

Oct

12:30 PM 10/15/2019 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 10/15/2019 1:30:00 PM
Tunnel Hill Christian Church

5105 Old Georgetown Rd.
Georgetown, IN 47122

Tunnel Hill Christian Church
5105 Old Georgetown Rd. Georgetown 47122 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Edwardsville Cemetery Final Resting Place

Georgetown
Georgetown, IN

Georgetown Georgetown IN
United States
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