Veleta Ladean Raya

August 27, 1945October 19, 2018

VELETA “DEE” RAYA Veleta “Dee” Raya, 73, of Belton, MO died Oct. 19, 2018. She was born Aug. 27, 1945 in Henryetta, OK to Leon and Chris Farrar. After four children, while working full time she went back to school to attain her RN degree and challenged Real Estate, became a high producer in Belton Coldwell Bankers, and awarded many trips and trophies. Dee was also a “surrogate foster mom” to many people during her life. Preceded by parents and dear nephew, Doug Blackburn. Leaves behind, sisters Rene Blackburn (Richard), Connie Robertson (Max); children Rocky (Janet) Marts, Jeffrey Marts, Sheila Wilkinson, Rayla Kuns (Phil); grandchildren Devin and Justin Henkemeyer, Blake Marts, Kyndal Wilkinson, Ashtyn Kirchoff, Chandin Henry and Avery Schaeffer. Visit. 6-8 pm Mon. Oct. 22, at McGilley & George Funeral Home 611 Chestnut, Belton. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Tue. Oct. 23 at St. Sabina 700 Trevis, Belton. Contributions suggested to the church. Condolences may be made to Arr: McGilley & George Funeral Home (816-322-2995)


  • Ronald Marts Jr.
  • Jeffery Marts
  • Devin Henkemeyer
  • Justin Henkemeyer


  • Visitation Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Commital Service Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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