Cleota Marie Rainbolt, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Larned Health Care Center, Larned.
She was born February 21, 1931 at Ford County, to Lloyd Andrew & Antionette Frances (Hines) Dawley.
She married B. Gail Rainbolt July 12, 1950 at Spearville. He died February 9, 2001.
She was a periodicals clerk at the Great Bend Public Library and was a teacher’s aide for USD 428.
Mrs. Rainbolt was a Great Bend, resident since 1965 coming from Amarillo, Texas.
She was a member of Silver Cougar Club. She attended Grace Community Church.
She is survived by three sons, Cecil Rainbolt and his wife Debbie of Larned, Clyde Rainbolt and his wife Inday of Albuquerque, N.M., and Craig Rainbolt and his wife Cindy of Flagstaff, Ariz.; four daughters, Cathi Clapham and her husband David of Burdett, Cindy White and her husband Craig of Great Bend, Carolyn Mikesell and her husband Pat of Salina, and Cheryl Hickel and her husband David of Claflin; two brothers, Harold Dawley of Wichita, and Lawrence Dawley of Wichita; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer Trimmer and her husband Joe, Krystal Rainbolt, Christopher Clapham and his wife Linda, Jason Clapham and his wife Sarah, Andrea Clapham, Sara Clapham, Aaron Clapham, Trina Bauer and her husband Chase, Kyle White and his wife Kimberly, Brandy Ferguson, Derrick Ferguson and his wife Holly, Christopher Mikesell, Stephanie Markel and her husband Matt, Melissa Mikesell, Brandon Hickel and his wife Andrea, Mason Hickel and his wife Cassie, and Kendi Hickel; and 19 great-grandchildren, Jordan Trimmer, Joanna Trimmer, Joel Trimmer, Joseph Trimmer, Cayden Clapham, Christian Womack, David Womack, Joshua Clapham, Tatianna Ramirez, Johnay Schmidt, Dax Bauer, Karson White, Haylee Ferguson, Rylee Ferguson, Reagen Ferguson, Janae Mikesell, Alexa Markel, Bella Hickel, and Lydia Hickel.
She was preceded in death by one brother, LeRoy Dawley, and one sister, Dolores Corey.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Beuoy presiding. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Great Bend Public Library or Grace Community Church in care of the funeral home.