Wilma B. Rabe, 99, Overbrook: July 5, 1921 – March 2, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Wilma B. Rabe, 99, Overbrook: July 5, 1921 – March 2, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Wilma B. Rabe, 99, died March 2, 2021, at Brookside Manor, Overbrook, Kan. She was born July 5, 1921, at Silver Lake, Kan., the daughter of John W. and Daisy M. Boyles Luthye.

She was a lifelong member of Silver Lake United Methodist Church. She attended public schools in Silver Lake, and Kansas State University.

She worked in the catalogue department of J.C. Penney’s, and for the Crosby Department Store for 20 years as a personal shopper and bridal consultant until the store closed in 1975. After that, she was the office manager for the law firm of Schroeder, Heeney, Groff, and Coffman until her retirement in 1985.

Wilma was married to William Conaway and later to Paul C. Rabe. She had three children, Julia Ann Sandone, Sandra Kay Butler, and William E. Conaway, Jr.; a sister, Bernice Boyles; and grandson, Mark Butler; all predeceased her.

Wilma is survived by grandsons John Chappell and Richard Conaway.

Cremation has taken place. Graveside inurnment was March 8, at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Silver Lake United Methodist Church sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.

Condolences can be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.


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