OVERBROOK — Raymond Lira, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook.
He was born Sept. 13, 1936, in Osage City, the son of Marcos Lira and Eleuteria Aguirre. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1955. He was a lifelong resident of Osage City.
Raymond was joined in marriage to Mary Cisneros June 15, 1963, in Emporia. To this union two children were born, Gabriel and Louise.
He worked as an auto mechanic, specializing in transmissions. He worked at many auto businesses in Osage City through the years, retiring from Nordling Motors.
Raymond was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Osage City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; six brothers, Manuel, Donald, Marcelino, John, Pedro, and infant brother, Romanna; three sisters, Antonia, Guadalupe, and infant sister, Rosa Marie.
Raymond will forever be remembered by his children, Louise Lira and Gabriel Lira, both of Osage City; two brothers, Sylvester Lira, Carbondale, and Henry Lira, Arizona; and many other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the church, with the rosary being recited at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523.
Condolences may be left for the family at VanArsdaleFS.com.