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