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Gerald Ratley

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

DUDLEY -- Gerald Wayne Ratley, 66, died Jan. 7, 2013, at his home.

Born Aug. 24, 1946, in Bonne Terre, son of Ramona Slover Ratley and the late Harold Dow Ratley, he was employed as a financial adviser for W.W. Wood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the First Baptist Church in Farmington.

On Nov. 17, 1994, in Dexter, he married Loretta Law, who survives of the home.

In addition to his mother and his wife, survivors include: one sister, Karyl Minson of Dexter; two stepdaughters, Brenda Moore of Poplar Bluff and Ruth Dunavant of Fisk; and nine grandchildren.

Besides his father, he was also preceded in death by one son, Harold Wayne Ratley.

A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. today with the Rev. Jim Hoyt officiating. Burial followed at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.

The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter was in charge of arrangements.