Carol Raya, 65, of Hutchinson, passed away on May 11, 2019 at her home in the presence of her family. She is home now with her Lord Jesus. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Carol was born on June 20, 1953, the daughter of Claude Dewey and Mavis Lorraine (Graves) Bishop. She was one of twelve siblings and was blessed to be part of a close extended family.
She was a loving, kind and beautiful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Carol was a member of CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson.
Carol was a loving mother to Dawn (Shawn) Cole , Jaime (Adam) Long, Nicolette (Jason) Lindstrom and Nicholas (Kristal) Raya. She was loved dearly by her nine grandchildren Brooke, Noah, Benjamin, Ava, John, Jacob, Natalie, Draven and Asher.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th St. Hutchinson, KS.
A Graveside Service to be held at 2 p.m. Fairlawn Burial Park, 2401 Carey Blvd., Hutchinson, KS. Followed by a Celebration of Life gathering at Richman Arboretum, 2801 Dillon Ave, Hutchinson, KS. 5 pm. - 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the University of Kansas Health System (Pancreatic Cancer Center) www.kansashealthsystem.com