Ray C. LaFalier

October 11, 1927 - March 19, 2020
Ray C. Lafalier

Ray C. LaFalier, 92, of Bartlett, passed away at 9:25 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Presbyterian Manor in Parsons.

He was born on October 11, 1927, to Ernest L. and Ina L. (Stone) LaFalier in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. As a young boy, Ray grew up and attended school in the Commerce, Oklahoma area. He graduated from Commerce High School, where he played football.

A lifelong cattleman and rancher, Ray lived his entire life in the Chetopa and Bartlett area. He worked at the Bartlett CO-OP until his retirement. Ray enjoyed roping events at rodeos and even taught his children how to rope. His greatest joy came from watching his family participate in rodeos. He also enjoyed watching OU football, the Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball.

On May 26, 1948, Ray and Helen L. Clevenger were married in Oswego. She survives of the home.

Survivors include:

His wife: Helen, of the home

Three sons: Tim LaFalier and his wife, Jane, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Rocky LaFalier and his wife, Jackey, of Bartlett, Kansas

Robert LaFalier and his wife, Lisa, of Altamont, Kansas

One daughter: Annette Molitor and her husband, Leonard, of Chetopa, Kansas

Ten Grandchildren, Fifteen Great-Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gene LaFalier and Frank LaFalier; and one sister, Edna Lester.

There will be a private family graveside service at Lake Creek cemetery in Bartlett. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

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