Myrtle (Velma) Rayle


(January 4, 2003)

Myrtle (Velma) Huffman Rayle, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 4 at the home of her daughter in Deaver.

She was born the seventh of 11 children of Ancil W. and Charity Alice (Henderson) Huffman on June 22, 1914, in Wellington, Kans.

She married Jesse Thomas Rayle on June 1, 1936, in Wellington, Kans. They were happily married for 57 years until his death.

Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy (Dot) Creed of Deaver, where Velma has made her home since 1994; and a son, Richard Thomas Rayle of Giessen, Germany; two granddaughters, Diana Ballinger and husband Pat of Deaver, and Jackie Riddell of Greencastle, Ind.; two grandsons, Dannie G. Creed of Cheyenne, and Dustin G. Creed of Cody; seven great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Ora Cottle of Wellington, Kans.; and a brother, Earl Huffman and his wife Virginia of Cherryvale, Kans.

Funeral services are scheduled in Wellington, Kans. She will be buried next to her husband in Prairie Lawn Cemetery there.

Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home handled local arrangements.