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Peggy Jewell Ratliff

November 21, 1942 — December 2, 2023


Peggy Jewell Ratliff


Peggy Jewell Ratliff, 81, a resident of Fairland for over 50 years, passed away, Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Ashford Place  Health Campus in Shelbyville.

She was born November 21, 1942, in Spring Branch, Kentucky, the daughter of John and Linda Elkins.  On October 10, 1957, she married Donald L. Ratliff, and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2011.

Peggy is survives by her sons, Kenny Ratliff and wife, Debbie, of Speedway, and Larry Ratliff and wife, Rocky, of Fairland; brothers, Ted Elkins and wife, Patricia, of Kentucky, and Johnny Elkins of Michigan; grandchildren, Kyle Ratliff and wife, Bryn, Shea Fink and husband, Eric, Justin Ratliff and wife, Jessica, Isabella Smith and husband, Braden, Silas Ratliff and Brianna Ratliff; great-grandchildren, Hanna and Lilli Fink, and Jackson, Aubrey and Axel Ratliff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Donald, Peggy was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Ann Ratliff; brother, Donald; and three sisters, Paulette, Sara and Ann Sue.

Peggy attended Northwood Christian Church.

She was a wonderful homemaker and “the best cook in the world”.  She enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, canning and cooking.

Peggy was a loving and devoted mother, and enjoyed taking care of her family. 

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 am, Saturday, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ashford Place Health Campus, 2200 North Riley Highway, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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