She believed an open mind and an open heart can heal the world. We are all created equal. God is love. The love and understanding that is shared with others and that is returned to each of us.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer Lynn Ratcliff, husband Thomas Rea Ratcliff, sister Joyce Ann Neal, and step-father Richard C. Larrimore.
Those left to cherish her memory include her mother Lorene Larrimore; daughter Julia Ann Ratcliff (Scott) Bouslog; granddaughter Lauren MacKenzie Bouslog; sisters Wanda (Wiley) Shrum; Alice Faye (Doug) Reece; Norma (David) Lee; brother-in-law Richard P. (Linda) Ratcliff; nieces Stephanie (Scott) Conquest; Angie Larrimore; Tina (Michael) Abrams; nephews Mark (Dodie) Reece, Sean (Tracy) Smith, Chad Lee, and Brian (Jessica) Thomas; great nieces Ashlee (Kirkland) Hill, Alex Larrimore, Maddy Abrams, and Whitney (Ty) Lanterman; great nephews Darian Smith, Christian Smith, Mason Abrams, Jesse Conquest, Keenan Reece, Korban Reece, Kyran Reece, Kastan Reece, and Holden Thomas; and great-great nephews Peyton Hill and Parker Hill.
A private, family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Dunreith Volunteer Fire Department or the Thomas R. & Valorie K. Ratcliff Fund at the Henry County Community Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Condolences and memories of Valorie may be shared at www.hinsey-brown.com