Friday, December 19, 2014



Maxwell Louis “Mighty Max” Ratliff, 2, Overland Park, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

A mass of Christian burial is planned for 10 a.m. today, Oct. 15, 2013, at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. before the service. Burial is planned for Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa.

Max was born April 9, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan.

He inspired those around him by overcoming many challenges to live life to the fullest. He loved his music, spinny toy and Barney movies, and his family and friends loved to see him smile. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and his medical staff at Children’s Mercy. The family will forever be grateful for the care from his primary nurses and physicians.

Max was preceded in death by his grandpa, Russ Conner.

Survivors include his parents, Josh and Susan; sisters, Elsa Jane and Caroline Grace; grandparents, Bill and Barbara Ratliff; great-grandmother, Ruby Schuster, Garnett; “Nana” Nancy Conner, Shawnee; aunts and uncles, Mark and Michelle, Daniel and Vicki, Patrick, Paul and Paula, Tom, Nick and Beth; and 12 cousins.      

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions for a future memorial payable to Josh Ratliff through Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa KS 66215.

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