Faye Ratliff

Faye Ratliff age 77 of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at CHI Alegent Health Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Faye was born December 27, 1943 in rural Mondamin, Iowa to Lawrence ”Pip” and Cora (Gore) Piercy. She graduated from Mondamin High School in May of 1962 and married Leonard Ratliff August 7, 1965. Faye spent her early married life caring for the couples 4 boys and tending to the needs of the family. She then took a job as Kitchen Aid at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, where she retired after 15 years. Prior to being diagnosed with MS she loved walking and riding her bike around town and Wilson Island. Nothing made her happier than listening to Elvis and talking to visitors about her family and grandkids.

Faye is preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard, son Danny, brother Kenneth “Bee” Piercy, and brother-in-law Ernie Dearinger.

Survivors include children John and wife Cindy of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Mike and wife Audra of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jerry and wife Carrie of Mingo, Iowa. Six Grandchildren Lauren, Morgan, Michael, Max, Bennett, and Layla, Sister Marian Johnson of Battle Creek, Nebraska and Brother Carroll “Bud” Piercy of Yutan, Nebraska.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.



  • Debra Gardner Posted January 6, 2021 1:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Darrell Batterson Posted January 6, 2021 1:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss of your mother. Time goes on but you will have the memories of your mother (and father).

  • Janet Rinehart Posted January 6, 2021 2:25 pm

    Jerry and family so sorry to hear of this loss, thinking of and sending prayers and condolences to your whole family for this great loss. Hugs to you, Carrie and the girls.

  • Angie Walsh Posted January 6, 2021 6:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss, will keep you all in our thoughts and sending love to you all.

  • Leia Johnsen (Torgerson) Posted January 6, 2021 9:49 pm

    Dear families
    Hugs and prayers. She’s with her love now.
    Leia and John Johnsen

  • Melissa Neil Posted January 7, 2021 6:24 pm

    Sending prayers to
    Your family.

  • Naomi Donnelson Doering Posted January 7, 2021 7:49 pm

    Am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have such fun memories of her a d my sister Marlene paling around in high school. I got to be included frequently. She was always smiling. She will always be in your heart!

  • janet Myler Posted January 8, 2021 8:50 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing.
    She was a wonderful person. Our love and prayers to all the family.

  • Sue Fujita Posted January 9, 2021 6:46 pm

    Dear Ratliff family, I am so sorry for the great loss of both your parents/grandparents in such a short time. Like others have said, your mom had a fantastic smile. And, I am thankful that I got to meet her and have some conversations with her about different things; including Elvis. She and your dad were awesome neighbors to my cousin, Sue Hester. They looked out for her and helped her in many ways. Also, they helped me tremendously in 2019 when my cousin, Sue, was in the hospital and then had passed away. I am forever indebted to them for all they did. Praying for your family during this very difficult time.

  • Janice King Ehrens Posted January 11, 2021 11:09 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! A beautiful family…

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