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Raymond Wallender

February 9, 2020

Early Sunday morning, February 9 at the age of 93, Raymond R. Wallender peacefully slipped into eternity. He is survived by four children: Timothy (Seattle, WA), Leanore Riley (Tupelo, MS), Katherine Ballew Lyle (Watonga, OK), and Theodore (Wichita, KS); 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Eleanore and son, Thomas (Juneau, AK).


Raymond exited this world to a far better place to spend eternity with his Savior, Jesus Christ. With much love for his family, he gave them all a love for music and taught several how to play different instruments. He was proud to serve in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of Hillcrest Community Church in Newton, KS.


We dearly miss you, Dad, and can’t wait to see you in eternity! We are sure our mother who passed 5 months previous, probably said to Dad as soon as he arrived in Heaven, “Well Ray, what took you so long?” 


Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 12, 2020 at Hillcrest Community Church with Pastor Ray Nicodemus presiding.  Visitation with the family will be 9:15 a.m. to service time at the church Wednesday morning.  A graveside committal with Navy Honors will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Winfield Veterans Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas


Memorials are suggested to Hillcrest Community Church 431 West 12th Newton, Kansas 67114

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5 thoughts on “Raymond Wallender

  1. Katie,
    Your folks were very special folks. We really enjoyed visiting with them when we had an opportunity. Thinking of you all. Deepest Sympathy.

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