Glen ‘Ray’ Rhodenbaugh, 86, of Moundridge passed away Thursday Nov. 22, 2012, peacefully at the Newton Medical Center, Newton.
Ray was born on Jan. 22, 1926, at Lakin, the son of Myrle R. and Maggie Ellen (Glenn) Rhodenbaugh. Ray attended school in Del Norte, Colo., and worked most of his life as a carpenter in bridge construction throughout Kansas.
Ray honorably served for two years in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines as a heavy artillery gun crewman, heavy truck driver and an airplane engine mechanic. Ray was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ray was united in marriage to Neva Jane (Bartel) on Sept. 2, 1959, in Miami, Okla.
Ray is survived by his devoted loving wife of more than 50 years, Neva Rhodenbaugh of Moundridge. Other survivors include three sons, Randall Ray Rhodenbaugh, Moundridge, three daughters, Ranel Renee Koehn and husband Tony, McPherson, Linda Pilcher, Ogden, Utah, Kathy Welch, Provo, Utah. Ray has seven grandchildren, Dustin, his wife, Ann Roberts, Alisha and husband Jason Elliot, Travis and wife Alexis Rhodenbaugh, Ashley and husband Eddie Washington, Amanda Rhodenbaugh, Trenton Koehn, Travis Koehn, and eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Taylee, Michael, Jordyn, Natalie, Aria, Anjelica and Addisyn.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Louise Brehm, Mildred Clark, Isobel Rouse and Bertha Rhodenbaugh.
Cremation has taken place with a private family memorial service. In remembrance of Ray’s life a come-and-go celebration with friends and family will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. 2012, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 120 S. Taft St., McPherson. Friends may sign a memorial book at that time. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Glen Ray Rhodenbaugh Memorial Fund, in care of Sunflower Bank, 120 W. Kansas Ave., McPherson