THE FAMILY OF RAY MACH WILL BE HOSTING A COME & GO GATHERING TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE AND MEMORY. COME AND VISIT WITH THE FAMILY FROM 1:00 PM TO 3 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME.
MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE MISSOURI-KANSAS BOXER (dog) RESCUE @ Mo/Kan Boxer Rescue, 2106 Melholland, Lawrence, KS 66047
Raymond Charles Mach, age 81 of Scandia, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Republic County Hospital Long Term Care in Belleville, Kansas. He was born January 15, 1936 and raised on the farm near Narka, Kansas, the son of Charles and Caroline (Strnad) Mach. He graduated from Narka High School with the Class of 1953. Ray was married to Arla Ocobock on June 30, 1957 and to this union four children were born: Randy, Terri, Lori, and Darin. Ray resided in Scandia most of his life and was a retired rural mail carrier and he also enjoyed farming. Later Ray married Jean Ketterman in November 1978 and she had three children. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; sister Donna Morey; son Darin Mach; wife Jean; step-sons Steven and “Nub” Ketterman; and daughter-in-law Deanna Mach. Survivors include son Randy Mach; daughters Terri Paugh and Lori (Dan) Reinke; step-daughter Toni Morrissey; seven grandchildren: Kyle, Mandy, Amber, Ashley, Dustin, Megan, and Aaron; step-grandson Jack; nine great grandchildren; three step- great grandchildren; his brother Loren and wife Sharon Mach; cousins Darlene Novotny and Mary Ann (Bill) White; other relatives and a host of friends.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life and memory of Ray will be 1:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas. Cremation following the gathering and family inurnment will be held at Riverview Cemetery later. Memorials in Ray’s honor may be made to the MO/KAN Boxer Rescue @ 2106 Melholland, Lawrence, KS 66047