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Cleota Marie Rainbolt 1931 - 2012

POSTED January 28, 2013 4:47 p.m.

Cleota Marie Rainbolt, 81, died Jan. 27, at Larned Health Care Center.  Born Feb. 21, 1931 at Ford County, Kans., she was the daughter of Lloyd Andrew  and Antionette Frances (Hines) Dawley.
On July 12, 1950, she married B. Gail Rainbolt at Spearville.  He died Feb. 9, 2001.  She was a periodicals clerk at the Great Bend Public Library and was a teacher’s aide for USD 428.  Mrs. Rainbolt was a Great Bend, Kansas, resident since 1965 coming from Amarillo, Texas.  She was a member of Silver Cougar Club.  She attended Grace Community Church.
Survivors include three sons: Cecil Rainbolt and his wife Debbie of Larned, Clyde Rainbolt and his wife Inday of Albuquerque, N.M., and Craig Rainbolt and his wife Cindy of Flagstaff, Ariz.; four daughters: Cathi Clapham and her husband David of Burdett, Cindy White and her husband Craig of Great Bend, Carolyn Mikesell and her husband Pat of Salina, and Cheryl Hickel and her husband David of Claflin; two brothers: Harold Dawley and Lawrence Dawley, both of Wichita.
She is also survived by 17 grandchildren: Jennifer Trimmer and her husband Joe, Krystal Rainbolt, Christopher Clapham and his wife Linda, Jason Clapham and his wife Sarah, Andrea Clapham, Sara Clapham, Aaron Clapham, Trina Bauer and her husband Chase, Kyle White and his wife Kimberly, Brandy Ferguson, Derrick Ferguson and his wife Holly, Christopher Mikesell, Stephanie Markel and her husband Matt, Melissa Mikesell, Brandon Hickel and his wife Andrea, Mason Hickel and his wife Cassie, and Kendi Hickel; and 19 great-grandchildren: Jordan Trimmer, Joanna Trimmer, Joel Trimmer, Joseph Trimmer, Cayden Clapham, Christian Womack, David Womack, Joshua Clapham, Tatianna Ramirez, Johnay Schmidt, Dax Bauer, Karson White, Haylee Ferguson, Rylee Ferguson, Reagen Ferguson, Janae Mikesell, Alexa Markel, Bella Hickel, and Lydia Hickel.
She was preceded in death by one brother, LeRoy Dawley; and one sister, Dolores Corey.
Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 1, at 10:00 a.m. at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Beuoy officiating.  Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home
A Memorial Fund has been established for Great Bend Public Library or Grace Community Church, and memorials may be sent in care of Bryant Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements by    
Bryant Funeral Home*    
1425 Patton Road    
Great Bend, Kansas    67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 29, 2013


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