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Mary Jo Ratliff

July 10, 1948 — February 27, 2024

Cleburne, Texas

Mary Jo Ratliff, 75, of Cleburne, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 after a sudden illness.  

Graveside memorial service will be held at the Morgan Cemetery with date and time to be announced.  

Mary Jo was born July 10, 1948 in Meridian, Texas to JW Gann Sr and Virgie Mae.  She graduated from Meridian High School in 1966. She married the love of her life Randle Ratliff, March 31,1967 and welcomed their only child Stephanie later that year. 

Mary Jo enjoyed crafting and recently fell in love with creating dream catchers. She enjoyed playing canasta and dominoes with her family at grandmas house.

Mary Jo is proceeded in death by her husband Randle, father, mother, brother Milton Gann and daughter Stephanie Ratliff. 

She is survived by sisters, Shirley Thompson, Rachel Bean, and Kathey Pollard; brother, JW Gann; grandchildren Chelsea and Chance Cogdill; great-grandson, Rowan Carter.

Mary Jo was a light in this world, a social butterfly, and one of the sweetest souls a person could ever encounter. She will be remembered every day and missed greatly.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lawson Funeral Home for the memorial expenses.

Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, has been entrusted to the services of Mary Jo.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Chelsea, Chance, and all who knew and loved her. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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