Obituaries Larry Lee Raby

Larry Lee Raby


Larry Lee Raby

Nov. 10, 1943 – June 2, 2020

OVERBOOK — Larry Lee Raby, Carbondale, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Ruble Ranch of Brookside, Overbrook. He was 76.

He was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Carbondale, the only child of Dugan and Millie Raby. Larry lived most of his life in the Carbondale community, graduating from Carbondale High School in 1960.

He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, in Topeka, for 38 years, retiring in 2006. A true renaissance man, retirement gave Larry opportunities for his passion of sprint car races, trapping, fishing, archery, gardening, attending to his many collections and traveling with his wife, Susan. They made many trips to Alaska, every New England state, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, visiting family, exploring new places and making wonderful memories.

Larry married Susan VanVechten July 17, 1993, at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Wamego. She survives of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dugan and Millie.

Besides his of 27 years, he is survived by four children, Denise Toy, Wichita, Cathy Hudson and husband, Bill, Milton, Fla., and their children, Alyssa and Travis, Hannah Raby, Topeka, and Hiram Raby and his family.

A celebration of Life will be 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Carbondale City Park. You are asked to respect social distancing and recommended to bringing a lawn chair. A graveside service for Larry will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Carbondale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Raby Memorial Fund, for a Santa Fe Trail High School Scholarship or Alzheimer’s Association and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

Condolences may be expressed at

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