Kathryn Jane Raber

Kathryn Jane Raber

Kathryn Jane Raber, 91, passed away peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, February 9, 2014 at home in Sparks, NV. Born May 10, 1922 in Akron, OH, to Mary and Walter Smith, Kathryn graduated from Uniontown High School as Salutatorian of her class, in 1940. She was formerly a resident of Kent, OH and employed at Loeblein furniture, Portage Medical Supply and Stretch and Sew. In 1984 Kathryn and her loving husband, Donald moved to Boulder City, NV, where they enjoyed their retirement years. When Donald's health declined they moved to Sparks to be near their daughter, Donna Kay. Donald passed away on November 8, 2002.

Kathryn was an avid reader, loved sewing and quilting, and spending time with her family. Throughout her life and in her retirement years with Donald they traveled, camped and enjoyed all the sights and activities in Las Vegas near their home in Boulder City.

She is survived by her children, Donna Kay Riemath of Sparks, NV, Richard Dean Raber of Honolulu HI, and Shelly Jane Raber-Leek of Sacramento CA; six grandchildren, Thomas, Melissa, James, Chas, Daniel, and Jacob; six great-grandchildren, thirteen great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Regina Stephens.

Kathryn's family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice and all the wonderful staff at Wynwood Assisted Living in Sparks, NV for their care and dedication.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00AM, Sierra Hills Memorial Park & East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841.

(East Lawn Mortuary, RC 2-16-14)

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