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.