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M Elaine Ratliff

December 3, 1921 ~ July 6, 2017 (age 95)
M. Elaine Spears Ratliff, lovingly known as "Granny," died peacefully at the home of her daughter on July 6, 2017 in Titusville, FL at the age of 95.

Elaine was born on December 3, 1921 to Taylor and Bertha Philpott in Williamson, WV. She graduated from Ft. Gay High School and married Charles Spears who preceded her in death in 1953. Elaine worked as a postal clerk at the Ft. Gay Post Office, was a member of the Eastern Star and attended Ft. Gay United Methodist Church.

She later married John Ratliff. They lived in Louisa, KY and Wheelersburg, OH before moving to Titusville, FL. where she lived out the remainder of her years and attended Truth Freewill Baptist Church.

Elaine is survived by her daughter Sandra Spears New (Bob), her granddaughter Lisa New Landen (Jim) of Titusville, FL, grandson Robert New (Donna) of Berea, KY as well as 3 great grandchildren Austin Landen, Lindsey New Garrison (Daniel), and Joshua New, two great great grandchildren, Harper and Canaan Garrison and step granddaughter Bianca Ratliff Lycans (Steve) and children Sarah and SJ of Louisa, KY. She will also be missed by a niece Donna Sue Maynard Harbaugh (Paul) of Mansfield, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents Taylor and Bertha Philpott, her sister Elizabeth Maynard, her spouses Charles Spears and John Ratliff and her nephew David Maynard. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Young Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Maynard will officiate the ceremony. Burial will follow at Fort Gay Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV

The family would like to thank her caregivers, April, Sharon, Sue, Michelle, and Janice. We also are very thankful for Hospice of St Francis who provided the best care possible. Donations may be made in Elaine's name to Hospice of St Francis at 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL. 32780

Cemetery Details

Fort Gay Cemetery

Fort Gay, WV, 25514


JUL 12. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Young Funeral Home

201 West Main Street

Louisa, KY, US, 41230




JUL 13. 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Young Funeral Home - Chapel

111 West Main Street

Louisa, KY, US, 41230



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