Marvin Lee Rancier © Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 08-2014 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
December 12, 1929 - August 2, 2014
Marvin Lee Rancier formerly of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, in the Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 84 years.
Marvin Lee Rancier was born on December 12, 1929, in Blackwell to Lawson Taylor and Ethel M. (Dickens) Rancier. He grew up in Blackwell and attended Blackwell Public Schools. Following his education he entered the Army National Guard and was later drafted into the United States Army where he served in the Korean Conflict. Following an honorable discharge he returned to Blackwell and on September 13, 1952, he married Eva Montrilla Bray and they made Blackwell their home for a short time. They then moved to Kansas where he began working for Nash and Finch Wholesale Grocery. After ten years they moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he worked as a truck driver for Fleming Foods for twenty five years. Following his retirement he continued to work at various jobs for a brief time. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, deep sea fishing and was an avid wrestling fan.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Rancier of Wichita, Kansas; a son, Alvin Rancier and wife Debra of Blackwell; two daughters, Sharon Lakey and husband Robert of Park City, Kansas, and Norma Joyce Jones and husband Dennis of Wichita, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Christopher Lakey, Andrew Lakey, Douglas Murray, JeremieRancier, Justin Rancier, Aaron Rancier, Kali Rancier and Loralee Jones; seventeen great grandchildren; and a great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and two grandchildren, Christina Glenn and Dwayne Jones.
Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7th in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Blackwell with Rev. Kendall Sheets of Believerís Tabernacle in Hutchison, Kansas, officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Christopher Lakey, Douglas Murray, Andrew Lakey, JeremieRancier, Justin Rancier and Aaron Rancier.
A memorial has been established in his honor with Believerís Tabernacle in Wichita, Kansas, in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
Eva Montrilla Rancier © Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 01-2018 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
© Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Inc.
September 12, 1936 - January 2, 2018
Eva Montrilla Rancier, formerly of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 81 years.
Eva Montrilla Rancier was born on September 12, 1936, in Jacket, Missouri, to Alvie Lee and Cecil Montrilla (Pendergraft) Bray. She grew up in Missouri until the age of twelve when the family moved to Blackwell to make their home. She married Marvin Lee Rancier on September 13, 1952, in Blackwell and they settled in Braman for six months. They then made their home in Great Bend, Dodge City and Liberal, Kansas, before moving to Wichita in 1963, where she continued to serve her family as a homemaker. In 1974 she began working at the Plaza West Deli until 1988 when she began working in the Wichita Canteen until her retirement in 2003. Her husband preceded her in death on August 2, 2014. She was a member of the Believerís Tabernacle and the Ladies Prayer Group in Wichita. She enjoyed embroidery and working jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by a son, Alvin Rancier of Blackwell; two daughters, Sharon Lakey of Park City, Kansas, and Norma Jones of Wichita, Kansas; a brother, Ronald Bray of Blackwell; four sisters, Mildred Wilson of Blackwell, Bonnie Buxton-Gingerich of Newton, Kansas, Wanda Beck of Blackwell, and Cleta Skaggs of Ponca City; eight grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Arlie Bray; and two grandchildren, Dwayne Jones and Christina Glenn.
Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 6th in the Roberts and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Blackwell with Rev. Bobby Massey of Believerís Tabernacle officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Christopher Lakey, Jeremie Rancier, Justin Rancier, Aaron Rancier, James Gallardo and Nathan Gallardo. Serving as honorary casketbearers will be Andrew Lakey, Douglas Murray and Cody Verbeck.
A memorial has been established in her honor with Believerís Tabernacle in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
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