April 24, 1924 – November 10, 2020
GALENA, KANSAS: Rayma O Eckler, age 96, passed away at 6:30 am, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Westgate, Joplin, MO following an illness.
Rayma was born April 24, 1924 in Galena, KS. She was one of 13 children born to Ora and Maude (Alford) Bailey. She moved to Galena in 1984 from Tennessee Prairie, south of Galena.
She was a licensed Cosmetologist and worked as a hair dresser before moving to Galena. She later became employed at the Water Office for the City of Galena, a job she held for several years. She attended Baptist churches. She was also a member of the Tennessee Prairie woman’s club. She devoted her life to care for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rayma was married to Richard Eckler on April 12, 1940 in Galena. He preceded her in death on February 3, 1999. She was also preceded in in death by her parents, 2 daughters, Patricia Ann Eckler and Roselee (Eckler) Ochsenbein., 6 brothers and 6 sisters.
Surviving is one son, Richard Eckler (wife, Debbie) Riverton, KS; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS. Jeff D Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, KS.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 -7:00 pm, Friday, November 20, 2020 at the funeral home.