Ravona “Rae” Tweedy, 82, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.
She was born July 13, 1931 at Agra, Kansas, the daughter of Elvin and Eula Barnes King. She was a graduate of Agra High School. She moved with her husband from Phillipsburg to Dodge City in 1956 and in 1969 began working for JC Penney and retired in 1995 as the office manager.
She was a very active member of the Church of Christ, Dodge City where she worked in the church office and enjoyed the Ladies Bible Class. She was also a member of the Ford County Extension, past secretary for the Bowling Association and a member of the Bird Club and Iris Club.
On December 8, 1950 she married Darrell Tweedy at Phillipsburg. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2013 after 62 years of marriage.
Survivors include: a daughter, Kathy Hare and husband Loyd, Lubbock, Texas; 2 sons, Mark Tweedy and wife Stacey, Garden City and Steve Tweedy and wife Rita, Dodge City; a sister, Evlyn Johnson, Russell, Kansas; 11 grandchildren, Philip Hare, Lynne Contreras, Jenni Ploeger, Josh Tweedy, Amber Clark, Zach Tweedy, Erica Villarreal, Anna Tweedy, Whitney Weber, Nathan Tweedy and Elisha Friess; and 18 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Melvin King.
Memorial service for both Ravona and Darrell will be 2:00 pm Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Church of Christ, Dodge City, with Minister Gary Bennett officiating. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place. Friends may sign Ravona and Darrell’s register book from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Inurnment for both will be at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Dodge with military honors by Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714 and KSARNG Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Carpenter Place of Wichita or the Church of Christ Youth Ministry both in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.