Raymond Lira, 84, Osage City: Sept. 13, 1936 – Aug. 18, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Raymond Lira, 84, Osage City: Sept. 13, 1936 – Aug. 18, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Raymond Lira, 84, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. Raymond was born Sept. 13, 1936, in Osage City, Kan., the son of Marcos Lira and Elevteria Aguirre.

Raymond graduated from Osage City High School in 1955. He was a lifelong Osage City resident.

He was joined in marriage to Mary Cisneros, June 15, 1963, in Emporia, Kan. To this union two children were born, Gabriel and Louise.

Raymond worked as an auto mechanic, specializing in transmissions. He worked at many auto businesses in Osage. He last worked for Nordling Motors until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City.

He will be forever remembered by his daughter, Louise Lira, and son, Gabriel Lira, both of Osage City; two brothers, Sylvester Lira, Carbondale, Kan., and Henry Lira, of Arizona; and many other relatives and friends.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Manuel, Donald, Marcelino, John, Pedro, and infant brother, Romanna; and three sisters, Antonia, Guadalupe, and infant sister, Rosa Marie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will nr 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26; rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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