Alexander Seth Raker, 18, of Lawrence, KS passed away March 15th, 2012 at his home with his mother, Dee Ann Raker, and wonderful friends at his side. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. A service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, March 24th at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, 5100 West 27th Street, Lawrence, KS beginning at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s honor may be made to The Lawrence Humane Society, The Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic or Encouraging Families with Exceptional Children Together (EFECT.org).
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Messages & Condolences
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. There is nothing more special than the love of a Mother for her child. Alex was special and his love wiill bring you peace. The memories that you have of your time together will allow you to keep his spirit alive. We will continue to have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary & Jay Schust
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry, Dee Ann. Praise God for Alex and for making you his mother. You tirelessly made his life rich and full, and you both have made a glorious impact on many people. May God’s love and compassion ease your sadness and burdens.
Dear Dee Ann,
I was one of the originals from Moms night out, our children are so special, and Alex is up in with our Lord and with our daughter Bethany. Although our hearts are deeply sad
we know that they are safe,out of pain, and loved always
Prayers are lifted up for you,
Dear Dee Ann,
MY deepest sympathy to you. You were so devoted to your Alex. He loved you. You were his world. Much love to you as you go forward. Please know so many friends hold you in our hearts.
DeeAnn, I am very sorry about Alex. For so many years, I have admired your devotion to him and I hope you find peace in knowing you gave him a wonderful life, although it was too short.
Ron and I will be thinking of you.
Dee, I just heard about Alex and am so very sorry. What a lovely little boy. I never had a conversation with you that I wasn’t deeply impressed with your devotion to him. Brad and I are thinking about you.
Dee Ann, I will keep you in my thoughts. You were such a loving and devoted Mother to Alex. Gail
Words can’t express what an amazing kid Alex was. Hope you all know how much we love you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Dee Ann, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. You were picked by God to share Alex’s life with him. God knew you would be best for him, now God wants you to know, Alex is fine, healed, and living in Glory. Thank you for all you have done for Alex, he loved you more than words can say.
Peace, and warm hugs from Heather and I.
Paula and Heather Shepherd KC
I was so sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. You devoted your life to his care with a love an commitment that was extraordinary. I am praying that you will find peace in knowing that you loved him completely every day of his life.
Arms around you,
Dee Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Alex. It was my honor and pleasure to know him. He taught us all so much. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dee Ann- I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Prof. McKenzie
DeeAnn, I am so sorry to hear about Alex. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dee Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and Alex both were so lucky to have each other in your lives. I know this is a difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dee Ann, we just heard the sad news about Alex today and we’re so sorry. Alex was so lucky to have you as his mother…our love and prayers will be with you.
Dee Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Alex. I can’t believe he was 18, wow where did the years go. I know you have many blessed memories of him and I hope they get you through the rough times. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dee Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Alex. Hang on to all the wonderful memories you have with him. My prayers are with you.
Dee Ann, please accept my sympathy on the passing of Alex. My prayers are with you and the family during this time.
Dee Ann, we are so sorry to hear about Alex. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the service on the 24th and wanted to express our sympathies.
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