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Jerry’s life began on July 23, 1943 in El Dorado, KS; the son of Presnell and Bessie (Stump) Ratcliff. He served in the Army National Guard for six years. Jerry was united in marriage to Carolyn Coiner on November 21, 1969 in El Dorado. Jerry worked hard for his family as a lab analyst for Skelly Refinery and saw the progression through the years, retiring from Holly Frontier Refinery in 2005. Jerry was firm in his faith and was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 49 years. He was a trustee and served on the Mission Fund Committee. He loved to work and tinker on his 442 Oldsmobile and enjoyed watching KC Royals baseball. Jerry’s greatest joy was his family, which includes his wife Carolyn of El Dorado; children David (Holly) McAdoo of Towanda, Marc (Crystal) Ratcliff of Cassoday and Kelly Liby of Topeka; grandchildren Derek McAdoo, Dylan McAdoo, Chaz Ratcliff, Charlee McAdoo, Harley Ratcliff, Samantha Liby and Sarah Liby; great grandchild Porter McAdoo; sister Ruth Ledbetter of Whitewater, KS. Jerry went to be with his Lord on May 10, 2022 in El Dorado. He is preceded in death by his mother, Bessie, and father Presnell, sister Juanita Dale and nephew, Joe McNeil. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16 a 1pm at Temple Baptist Church in El Dorado. Jerry will be laid to rest at Walnut Valley Memorial Park in El Dorado. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Temple Baptist Church Mission Fund.
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Temple Baptist Church - Mission Fund
925 Douglas Rd, El Dorado KS 67042