With a passion for music and cooking, Duane was a talented chef and musician. He lived in Chicago many years, playing the oboe in the Chicago Symphony and teaching culinary at the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as a manager for Hyatt Regency Hotel, implementing food and beverage departments at new startups.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Duane is survived by a brother, Darrel Ratliff and wife Marva, and nieces and nephews: Lacy Burch, Libby Warren, Sonja Cunningham and Trae Ratliff.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Westville Cemetery in Oklahoma.