Darlene Rawlings 1936-2019
Rita “Darlene” Rawlings, 83, Mayetta, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at South Pines in Holton.
She was born Oct. 14, 1936, in Mayetta, the daughter of Cecil Lloyd and Gertrude E. Scheidegger Wells. She attended Mayetta High School.
Mrs. Rawlings was a custodian for Royal Valley High School for more than 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was also a homemaker.
She was a member of Potawatomi United Methodist Church in Mayetta, Mayetta OES Chapter 383 and a former member of 4 Corner Club and United Methodist Women.
She married Veral Richard Rawlings on Jan. 28, 1962, in Mayetta. He preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Dixie Alsept; a grandson, Jeremy Bishop; and a daughter-in-law, Angie Rawlings.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda D. McGuire and husband Bill, Thayer, Iowa; three sons, Martin D. Rawlings, Holton, Richard A. Rawlings, Mayetta, and Kevin E. Rawlings, Topeka; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial followed in Holton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Potawatomi UMC or OES Chapter 383, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.