Delores LaVonne Rabas, 56, of Russell, Kansas passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 from an automotive accident in Ellsworth County.
 
Delores was born September 13, 1958 in St. Francis, Kansas, the daughter of Philip L. and Maxine L. (Beechley) Crawford.  She grew up in St. Francis and graduated from St. Francis High School.  She then attended Fort Hays State University.
 
Delores was united in marriage to William Allan “Bill” Rabas on November 24, 1979 in Luray, Kansas.  This union was blessed with two daughters; Sarah and Kimberly.  They made their home in Russell, Kansas.
 
Delores was an Oil Appraisal Clerk for Russell County.  She also was a para-professional for USD #407 for several years and worked as a bank teller before that.  She also was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Circle of Friends, and a Lady of ISIS Shrine.  In the past, she also was a member of Zeta Mu Sorority.  She enjoyed gardening, scrap booking, sewing and spending time with family and friends.  It was her grandchildren that she held closest to her heart.
 
Surviving family include her two daughters, Sarah Martin (Darin) of Claflin, Kansas and Kimberly Ryan (Michael) of Russell, Kansas; father, Philip Crawford; brother, Larry Crawford of Norton, Kansas; sister, Virginia McKeown (Daniel) of Webber, Kansas; four grandchildren, Randall, Treiton, Aislee and Brenton.  She was preceded in death by her mother, husband Bill, sister Norma Jean Crawford and granddaughter Quinlee Martin.
 
Celebration of Delores's Life will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, September 26, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell.  Burial will follow at the Wilson City Cemetery in Wilson, Kansas.  Visitation will be from 9 AM to 8 PM on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6 PM to 7 PM.  A memorial has been established as an Educational Fund for the Grandkids.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.

 

Delores and her husband Bill

 

 


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