Betty Ruth Ratlilff

Betty Ruth Ratliff, 73 of Road Creek, Elkhorn City, KY passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Rockcastle Regional Medical Center in Mt. Vernon, KY. Betty was born June 9, 1943 in Elkhorn City, KY to the late Rush Adams and Marie Thacker Adams. Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Junior Ratliff; brother, John K. Adams; sister, Ival Lee Steele; brother-in-law, Loyd Ratliff and mother & father-in-law, Tob & Lessie Ratliff. She was a homemaker and was baptized in the Regular Baptist Church.  Betty is survived by two sons, Earl Gene (Trinity) Ratliff of Virginia Beach, VA and Jack Fitzgerald of Christian County, KY; a daughter, Jackie Lynn (Ron) Yates of Road Creek; one sister, Edith May (Virg) Cavins of Portsmouth, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Julia (Caleb) Epling, Jodi (D.J.) Stiltner, Amanda (Kevin) Belcher, Christian Yates, Zachary Ratliff, Emily Ratliff and Sarah Ratliff and five great grandchildren, Trey Helmstetter, Jackson Keene, Carter Epling, Benjamin Stiltner and Jaden Belcher. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Wilma Justice, special niece, Patricia Martin & best friend Geraldine Thacker. Services will be conducted from the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2PM, with Jimmy Dale Sanders and others officiating.  Visitation will be in the chapel from 6PM-10:00PM , Monday, August 29, 2016 with services at 7PM. Burial will follow in the Ratliff Cemetery at Road Creek, KY.


  1. Douglas Wright & Family says

    We are sorry to hear of your loss , our deepest condolences to all the family , may she rest in eternal peace with her family in heaven . Doug ,Linda & Family

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