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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Carolyn Jean Ratcliff Landes

June 18, 1946August 1, 2019
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Carolyn Jean Ratcliff Landes, 73, a resident of Harrisonburg, went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2019 at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital following a year and a half battle with cancer.

A daughter of the late Vergil Raymond and Eliza Jean Ayers Ratcliff, she was born on June 18, 1946 in Upper Tract, WV.

Carolyn moved to the Harrisonburg area where she made her home for the past 60 years and was a graduate of Montevideo High School. She was a member of Church of God but attended Ridgeway Mennonite Church.

Carolyn loved to arrange flowers for her family and friends. She was a great cook and a faithful wife.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Donald R. Landes of Harrisonburg; daughter, Patricia “Trish” Landes Sayre and husband Brent of Mt. Crawford; son, Donnie Landes, Jr. of Harrisonburg; a brother, Raymond Ratcliff and wife Imogene; a sister-in-law, Brenda Ratcliff; several brothers-in-law, Carl Landes and wife Shirley, Alfred Landes and wife Evelyn, Doug Landes and wife, Barbara; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Verlon Ratcliff; and brothers-in-law, Alvin Landes and wife Mary Catherine, Bob Landes, and Charles Landes and wife Sue.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 4TH at 4:30 PM at Ridgeway Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg with Pastor Ben Risser officiating. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sentara RMH Hahn Oncology Center, c/o RMH FOUNDATION, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com

  • FAMILY

  • Donald R. Landes, Husband
  • Patricia "Trish" Landes Sayre & husband, Brent, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Donnie Landes, Jr., Son
  • Raymond Ratcliff & wife, Imogene, Brother & Sister-in-law
  • Brenda Ratcliff, Sister-in-law
  • Carl Landes & wife, Shirley, Brother-in-law
  • Alfred Landes & wife, Evelyn, Brother-in-law
  • Doug Landes & wife, Barbara, Brother-in-law
  • A Number Of, Nieces & Nephews
  • Eliza Jean Ayers Ratcliff, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond Ratcliff, Father (deceased)
  • Donald Ratcliff, Brother (deceased)
  • Vernon Ratcliff, Brother (deceased)
  • Alvin Landes & wife, Mary Catherine, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Bob Landes, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Charles Landes & wife, Sue, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Doug Landes, Active Pallbearer
  • Tony Landes, Active Pallbearer
  • David Landes, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Landes, Active Pallbearer
  • Glen Landes, Active Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Gentry, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Sentara RMH Hahn Oncology Center

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 4, 2019

Memories

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Kay Lee

August 5, 2019

Patricia and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Biography

Carolyn Jean Ratcliff Landes, 73, a resident of Harrisonburg, went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2019 at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital following a year and a half battle with cancer.

A daughter of the late Vergil Raymond and Eliza Jean Ayers Ratcliff, she was born on June 18, 1946 in Upper Tract, WV.

Carolyn moved to the Harrisonburg area where she made her home for the past 60 years and was a graduate of Montevideo High School. She was a member of Church of God but attended Ridgeway Mennonite Church.

Carolyn loved to arrange flowers for her family and friends. She was a great cook and a faithful wife.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Donald R. Landes of Harrisonburg; daughter, Patricia “Trish” Landes Sayre and husband Brent of Mt. Crawford; son, Donnie Landes, Jr. of Harrisonburg; a brother, Raymond Ratcliff and wife Imogene; a sister-in-law, Brenda Ratcliff; several brothers-in-law, Carl Landes and wife Shirley, Alfred Landes and wife Evelyn, Doug Landes and wife, Barbara; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Verlon Ratcliff; and brothers-in-law, Alvin Landes and wife Mary Catherine, Bob Landes, and Charles Landes and wife Sue.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 4TH at 4:30 PM at Ridgeway Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg with Pastor Ben Risser officiating. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sentara RMH Hahn Oncology Center, c/o RMH FOUNDATION, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com