Funeral services for Delta Dean Raley, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Wednesday December 15, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kay Scarbrough officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Raley died Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Topeka Center.
Delta was born August 14, 1928, in Eudora, the daughter of Herbert C. and Ethel Vitt Bohnsack.
She grew up in and attended Eudora public schools along with her three sisters, Arlene, Deloris and Delphine. She worked at Hallmark Cards, Lawrence Construction Company, Raley Construction and Pine Haven Town House Apartments.
Delta married Frank Olin Raley Jr. on January 25, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Eudora. He preceded her in death on January 1, 1998.
She enjoyed KU football and basketball games Lawrence Knife and Fork Club functions. She loved going to American Legion dinners and especially dancing to the Jazz bands. Delta attended many Shrine and Optimist Club functions with her husband Frank. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends and family and especially card games with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children; Brad Raley, Lawrence, David (Kimberly) Raley, Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Cindy, Eric, Michael, Brian, Jennifer Jo, Samantha and Alex; twenty-one great grandchildren and three great great grand children.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the wonderful people at Ascend Hospice and to the Topeka Center for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses or the First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Brad, David, and family, Very sorry to learn of your loss. Your mother should have her picture in the dictionary, as an example of kindness and grace. Even though we only lived across the street from you for the first 5 years of my life, she never failed to remember me or my family, always with a smile and a personal inquiry. And I always try to name my pets with stories to go with their names, just like your Popcorn! Sincerely, Cyndy Woods-Kim
To Brad and all the Raleys, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother, and wish you peace during this holiday season.
So sad to hear of this news. We’re praying that the family will be able to find some peace and comfort during this difficult time.
To Brad, David and family. I am saddened to read about Delta’s passing. I worked at Lawrence Construction in the 1970’s. May you all have strength at this time. She was a wonderful person. Rest In Peace.
Many wonderful memories of Brad and Daves parents. Delta always had a smile and kind word for me. Condolences to her large extended family.
Aunt Delta was a shining star! Her gifts of love & smiles live on in our hearts
Our hearts & prayers are with Bradley. David, Kim & all the grands.
We love you!
Anita & Dan
Prayers for Brad, David and their families. I worked for Lawrence Const. Co 1975-81. Delta was in charge of Pine Haven Tenants. She was so nice to everyone. She loved Frank and their boys, for sure. I enjoyed working for them.
Aunt Delta was the sweetest and most kind lady in the world. Love you Aunt Delta. RIP.
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