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Margaret Mary Ratliff

March 25, 1931 — July 29, 2023

Owensboro

Margaret Mary Ratliff

Margaret Mary Ratliff, 92, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023, at her residence at the Carmel Home. The Daviess County native was born March 25, 1931, to the late James Wilbur Higdon and Ruth Johnson Higdon. Margaret Mary was employed at GE and later retired from Bacon’s but spent most of her life as a faithful homemaker taking care of her home and raising her children. Margaret Mary was an excellent seamstress even sewing the wedding dress for her daughter. She and her husband were faithful members of Blessed Mother Parrish for many years. Margaret Mary was also a member of the Owensboro Herb Society.    

In addition to her parents, Margaret also was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William Ratliff in 2005; a son, Curtis Ratliff in 1982; siblings, H.C., Paul, and Dennis Higdon, Marceline Hagan.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Eric Ratliff; daughters, Benita Drury and husband, Bryan, Christa Ackerman, and husband, Jim, all of Owensboro; eight grandchildren, Travis Ratliff, Adrianne Condray (John), Troy Ratliff (Jessica), Kaitlyn Blankendaal (Joel), Trenton Ackerman, Kara Howard (Iain), Kelci Murphy (Josh), Nic Drury (Dana); twelve great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Louis Higdon; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass for Margaret Mary Ratliff will be 1:00 pm Friday, August 4 with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of the service all at the Carmel Home. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.   

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Rd. Owensboro, KY 42303.

Condolences and memories for Margaret Mary’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.

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Friday, August 4, 2023

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, August 4, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, August 4, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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5404 KY-54, Owensboro, KY 42303

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