STAPLES -- Zenn Dale Ratliff, 69, Staples, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Staples hospital.
He was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Mont Ida, Kan., to Zenn T. and Lucille "Billie" (Chitwood) Ratliff. He lived in the Glenlock and Westphalia, Kan., areas. He graduated from Westphalia High School in 1951. After high school, he farmed for a time. He married Anna Hoefler on Nov. 5, 1951, in Westphalia, Kan. They divorced in February 1982. In 1958 he graduated from the Mason City, Iowa, Auctioneers School. He worked as an auctioneer and a livestock order buyer. In 1960, he moved to Chanute, Kan.
Survivors include two sons, Gary and Mickey Ratliff, both of Chanute, Kan.; four daughters, Kathy Wicker and Jackie Van Gotten, both of Chanute, Kan., Denice Squire, Indianapolis, and Michelle Jezioro, Yukon, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Max, Garnett, Kan., Gail, Westphalia, Kan., and Bill, Ottawa, Kan.; and two sisters, Jeannie Thompson, McLouth, Kan., and Joyce Ratliff, Lewisville, Texas.
His parents died earlier.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kansas. Burial will be in St. Teresa Cemetery in Westphalia, Kan.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples and Friday night at the Gibson-Koch Friskel Chapel in Chanute, Kan.
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