Fred J Raveill

May 1, 1934November 20, 2018

FRED J. RAVEILL May 1, 1934 – November 20, 2018

On November 20, 2018, Fred Raveill woke up in heaven, rewarded for his deep faith in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He passed at St Luke’s Hospice House. Fred was born on May 1, 1934 in Northeast Kansas City, Missouri to William Fred Raveill, Sr., and Phoebe Fields. He was a dear father who raised eight loving children with Barbara Holmes Raveill, his wife of 65 years.

Fred was a Golden Gloves champion in his youth, an achievement he was always proud of. He had a generous heart, known for giving to his family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who needed a helping hand. He loved being an active community member wherever he found himself. Fred was a 32-year employee of Armco Steel, and after retiring from the steel mill he worked for the Kansas City School District. He loved to walk, garden, and share his faith with whoever would listen.

Greeting him in heaven are his parents, his brothers John McDaniel and Everett Raveill, and his sister Patricia Carleton. Left to cherish his memory are his faithful and loving wife Barbara; his children, Tom (Jean), Bob (Colleen), Mary Ann, Theresa (Mike Manselle), Janie (Andrew Wang), Kathleen Wigington, Pat (Jeanine), and Tim (Lori); his sister Ethel Pence; his fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews – a legacy of love.

All services will be held at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., KCMO 64133. Visitation Mon., Nov. 26th from 6-8pm and funeral service 10am Tues., Nov. 27th with burial following in Mt. Washington Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Fred J Raveill

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Melody Christensen-Jenkins

November 26, 2018

Dearest Barb & family,

Just learned of Fred's entrance into glory. I am sure that he and Jack will be rejoicing together as he revels in the delights of being face to face with Jesus Christ & embraced by our Heavenly Father.

I have thought of you both often over the years with much fondness. I am thankful that you were a part of the Rock Church and of our lives. I enjoyed our many visits. Thank You also Barb for your faithfulness to play piano in our worship services. God bless you all.

Melody (Jenkins) Christensen

William Mills

November 25, 2018

So sorry to hear of Freddie's passing. I remember him from his days as "Freddie the Welder" a notable presence at the Armco Steel Mill. Fred was an accomplished welder. He used to jokingly say he was such a good welder he could weld anything but the crack of dawn or a broken heart. My recollection of Fred was of a man who always had a smile and he seemed to enjoy life in general. He will be fondly remembered by many of his co-workers from the Steel Mill.