• Billy Joe Rayl

    26 Jul 2022

  • Billy Joe Rayl

    Billy Joe Rayl, age 90 of Niotaze died Tuesday, July 26,  2022 at Morningstar Care Home in Neodesha, Kansas.

    Mr Rayl was born June 18, 1932 in Niotaze, Kansas to Frank and Lilly Rayl. He later moved to Wichita, Kansas with his parents and graduated from East High School in 1950.

    He married Rita Sanderson, April 12, 1957 in Wichita.  Joe worked for Boeing and Cessna for many years before moving back to Niotaze in 1981 with his wife Rita. He raised cattle on a farm near Elk City and worked for Chautauqua County as Road and Bridge Supervisor. Mr Rayl was a volunteer fireman and Fire Chief for the Niotaze Fire Department for 22 years. He was the Mayor for the City of Niotaze for 14 years.

    He liked to garden and enjoyed many activities with family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his wife Rita, both parents, a brother Frank, a sister
    Loretha and son Alvin.

    Survivors are his son David and wife Connie of Waverly, KS, daughter Nancy and husband Kevin of Gunnison, CO, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Graveside service will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Niotaze, Kansas on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

    To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dickensfuneral.com

    Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.

  • 1 comment

    Such a nice man and so was his wife. Will miss him.