- July 12, 1953 - June 14, 2013
- McPherson, Kansas
of Rael's Passing
- Memorial donations may be given to Kansans for Life or American Legion Post #24 in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.
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“My heart hurts for the Schlesener and Blubaugh families. The Schlesener family means a lot to those of us who grew up in Allen, KS. You represent...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Teresa Phillips - Los Altos, CA
“I have known Rael for over twenty years. She was a kind, gentle, humble, Godly woman. I am honored to have the blessing of knowing her. Please...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Laura Adamyk - McPherson, KS
“When I heard the sad news about Rael & Rich's deaths last Saturday morning, my 6 year old granddaughter was with me. She asked me, "Grandma, did...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Karin Wisdom - McPherson, KS
“Saddened to hear the news. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
4 of 29 | Posted by: Kasey Ketcherside - Fargo, ND
“It is difficult to express the shock and sadness I felt when I heard about Rael's passing. What I remember most about her was her kind, inviting...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Mike Brotz - Gardner, KS - Friend
“We mourn with you in the the sudden loss of your loved ones. We have known Rael and Rich for many years. I was in many Bible studies with Rael and...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Pat Anderson - McPherson, KS
“Lanell and Todd-
My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this tough and tragic time… I was shocked and heartbroken to hear about your...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Anna Koehn - Salt Lake City, UT
“I was a classmate of Rael’s in high school, and I truly enjoyed her friendship. She was a very special person. I cannot begin to imagine the loss...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Dianne Parks Stapleton - MO
“I was so struck ad saddened by the news. As 1970 senior classmates of Northern Heights HS, Rael was Homecoming Queen and I was honored to be at her...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Don Whittredge - Hutchinson, KS
“Rael will be missed. She was a joy and constant source of delight in class. As her instructor, I was supremely impressed with her dedication,...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Denny Dey - Lenexa, KS
“I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of Rael and Bogey. My deepest sympathy and condolences to both of the families. Rael and Bogey...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Julie Reddig Lenderman - Aiken, SC
“When I moved to Admire for my senior year, it was my honor to find a new good friend named Rael. Even though we haven't seen each other often over...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy (Reid) Rippel - Great Bend, KS
“I am so saddened by the loss of these two fine people. I cannot recall the exact circumstances of getting to know Rael, just that it seems I've...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Cheryl Pankewich - McPherson, KS
“Lanell and Todd -
My prayers go out to you both for today and many days to come. My childhood memories at your house as a neighbor are too...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Amy Bower (Keister) - McPherson, KS
“I had the honor of working with Rael when she would sub at Canton. She was the kindest, most gentle person with the kids and staff. Always there with...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy l. Berry - Canton, KS
“I knew Rael when she worked at Eisenhower Elementary. She was so sweet and kind. I'm so sad to hear of her passing.
16 of 29 | Posted by: Robin Sodowsky - Wichita, KS
“I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
17 of 29 | Posted by: Catina Lawson Wiebe - Whitewater, KS
“I knew Rael from working at USD 418. She was always such a sweet, classy lady. We will miss her.
18 of 29 | Posted by: Donna Vincent
“Sending lots of thoughts and prayers for strength and peace.
19 of 29 | Posted by: Jeremy and Danielle Hanna - KS
“Heaven Has A New Angel
your pain is gone
your stay was short
your memory will last forever
you've touched so many
loved by all
there for...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Erin Swick - Aurora, IL - Friend
“I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother Rael is a beautiful person both inside and out! I can't begin to imagine what your family is going through...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Staci Schmid - McPherson, KS
“Please accept my prayers and sympathy at this so sad a time. Your parents were filled with God's love and always radiated joy...they will be missed.
22 of 29 | Posted by: Vangie Bender - mcpherson, KS
“Dear Nellie and Todd,
My son Randy called me from TN to ask if I had heard anything about your folks being in Mo, in an accident. I had not, until...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS
“Lanell and Tod,
As you know, Lanell, you have, since high school, had a permanent place in my heart. You and your family were a big part of my...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Erin Layton Vineyard - Monument, CO
“Just heard of your loss this morning. And especially wanted to let Karen and Lizzie (as well as other family members) know that we're praying for...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Shirley Williams - Allen, KS
“Bogey and Rael, you were the best neighbors any one could have. For the 10 years we lived next door to you, you were always so sweet to our boys....Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Berry - McPherson, KS
“Rich and Rael,
I have so many wonderful memories of you two. Mostly how welcoming you were when we moved to the neighborhood. Rael, you were...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Nick Grummert - Topeka, KS, KS
“Rael and Rich...two people who loved the Lord, always had a smile, and were a light in the community! They will be sooo missed!
28 of 29 | Posted by: Glenn & Pam Martinson - KS
“Rael, you will be terribly missed! We will miss our chats that interrupted your walks every day! You were so kind and welcoming when we moved to...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Michael, Chelsea, Taylin &Taytum Thompson - KS
Rael Blubaugh, 60, of McPherson, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, along with her husband, Richard "Bogey", due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Reeds Spring, MO. Rael was a teacher, reading specialist, and para-professional for USD 418.
Rael was born on July 12, 1952, in Emporia, KS, the daughter of Raymond August and Dorothy Carmen Marcella (Stuewe) Schlesener. She graduated from Northern Heights High School in Allen, KS. She attended Emporia State University and graduated from Wichita State University.
On August 20, 1972, she was united in marriage to Richard A. "Bogey" Blubaugh in Emporia, KS.
She was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Council Grove, KS and was a member of Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson.
Survivors include: daughter, Lanell Griffith and husband, Brandon, of Topeka, KS; son, Todd Blubaugh of Seattle, WA; mother, Dorothy Schlesener of Council Grove, KS; sisters, Karen Calhoun of Allen, KS, Carol Tiffany and husband, Steve, of Council Grove, KS, and Lizzy Buller and husband, Brad, of Council Grove, KS; and two grandchildren, Jett & Jaxon of Topeka, KS.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Countryside Covenant Church with Rev. Tim Holgerson officiating. Burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Countryside Covenant Church with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to Kansans for Life or American Legion Post #24 in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.