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Zella Myra Ratliff

Zella Myra Ratliff

Jan 6, 1917 - Nov 6, 2011
Funeral services for Zella M. "Toots" Ratliff of Riverton are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander. Mrs. Ratliff died at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton on Sunday night, Nov. 6, 2011, at the age of 94. Zella Myra Wintermote was born on the family homestead 13 miles out of Douglas on Jan. 6, 1917, the daughter of Elsworth V. and Rachel Maud (Ballantyne) Wintermote. She was educated in the first through eighth grades in a one-room log building a quarter mile east of the homestead house. She was graduated from Douglas High School with the Class of 1935. Mrs. Ratliff was a homemaker, having married James. B. Ratliff in Douglas. The family moved to Morton in 1948.. She worked as an insurance clerk at Bishop Randall Hospital in Lander and was a life-member of the Auxiliary to the Riverton Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include her children, Billie Joy Hardy and her husband Doug of Golden Valley, Ariz., Larry D. Ratliff of Cheyenne, and Geraldine "Gerry" Dewey and her husband John of Riverton; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Ratliff; parents; a sister, Leona; brother, Lester, and son, Danny D. Ratliff on Sept. 26, 2011.

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.