Larry Lee Raby, 76, Carbondale: Nov. 10, 1943 – June 2, 2020

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Larry Lee Raby, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Ruble Ranch of Brookside, Overbrook, Kan. He was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Carbondale, Kan., the only child of Dugan and Millie Raby.

Larry had 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, Kan., 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, Gerogia and Florida, visiting family, exploring new places and making wonderful memories.

On July 17, 1993, Larry was married to Susan VanVechten, at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Wamego, Kan.

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

Larry is survived by Susan, his wife of 27 years; four children, Denise Toy, Wichita, Kan., Cathy (Bill) Hudson and their children, Alyssa and Travis, Milton, Fla., Hannah Raby, Topeka, and Hiram Raby and his family.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at the Carbondale City Park at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13. We will respect social distancing and recommend bringing a lawn chair. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Carbondale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Larry may be made to the Larry Raby Memorial Fund (for a Santa Fe Trail High School Scholarship) or the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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