BONNE TERRE -- Tillman U. Ratty, 87, of Bonne Terre, passed away September 12, 2017, at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center. He was born July 16, 1930, in Leadwood. Tillman proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He volunteered for the Pevely Fire Department for numerous years and was a past board member of the Dunklin Fire Protection District. He also served as treasurer for the United Cement and Lime Gypsum Workers Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, General Jasper and Elviria (Chamberlain) Ratty; step-mother, Opal Ratty; three brothers, Vernon Ratty, Stanley Ratty and Leon Ratty; sister, Charlotte Drinen.

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Tillman is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Birks) Ratty; two daughters, Teri Enzmann and husband Herbert of Hillsboro and Mary Kay Gile and husband Elvin of Bonne Terre; four grandchildren, Joseph Gile, Phillip Gile, Kathryn (Matt) Harbison and Leslie (Daniel) Eaton; seven great-grandchildren, Mikala, Braelyn, Lydia, Lillian, Brooke, Owen and Addison; sister, Freda (Don) Marler.

Visitation will be Friday, September, 15, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Chapel in Bonne Terre with Rev. Larry Allison officiating. Interment will follow at Herculaneum Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Jefferson Barracks VA Hospice Unit. View obituary and share condolences online at

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