McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO


Howard Anthony Raby Sr.

March 22, 1945July 16, 2020

Howard Anthony Raby, Sr., 75, passed away July 16, 2020 at his home in North Kansas City. No services are scheduled.

Howard was born March 22, 1945 to Cortland and Jane (Martini) Raby in Oswego, NY. He lived a great deal of his life in Florida before moving to North Kansas City. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon M. (Flegel) Raby of the home; a daughter, Jeannie M. Raby; a son, Howard A. Raby, Jr., a granddaughter, Alyssa M. Raby; 3 brothers, “Pete” Cortland F. Raby, Jr., John J. Raby and Michael C. Raby; and a sister, Patricia A. (Raby) Miscavish.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the North Kansas City Fire and Police Departments.


  • Sharon M. (Flegel) Raby, Wife
  • Jeannie M. Raby, Daughter
  • Howard A. Raby, Jr., Son
  • Alyssa M. Raby, Granddaughter
  • "Pete" Cortland F. Raby, Jr., Brother
  • John J. Raby, Brother
  • Michael C. Raby, Brother
  • Patricia A. (Raby) Miscavish, Sister

  • North Kansas City Fire Department
  • North Kansas City Police Department


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Howard Anthony Raby Sr.

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Denise Gray

July 21, 2020

I will miss checking on you daily. I enjoyed our phone calls and laughing. A true Vietnam Hero!!

Mike and Jeanette Raby

July 21, 2020

The last time our family gathered at Howard and Sharon's home we enjoyed Howard showing us Kansas City, with Sharon driving of course. Our boys loved talking with him and sharing his memory's. Howard was great about keeping the Raby family connected. His phone calls will really be missed. Love you Howard.

Janet Foster Hankins

July 19, 2020

Pat and family....so sorry to read of your brothers passing. It's been many years, let's say....at least 36 yrs since we last seen one another and have thought of you often. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult process your family must endure at this time. Siblings are your very first and last best friends during your lifetime. He now has a new role as your family's guardian angel, who better to watch over and protect you as you maneuver through this thing we call life.

Elizabeth Stout

July 17, 2020

Papa Raby you will be forever missed. I will never forget the countless trips to the casinos and hanging out at the house. You were truly loved by all. I know you are at peace and in no more pain. ❤️❤️