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Melodi Rayl

Melodi K. Rayl (Rayl)

Saturday, October 19th, 1946 - Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Obituary

Melodi K. Rayl, 72, of Springfield Missouri, passed away on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at Cox South Hospital.

She was born October 19th, 1946 in Columbia Missouri, the daughter of James Rayl and Geneva (Harrold) Rayl.

Melodi was the first polio patient the Springfield area had ever seen. She was featured as the March of Dimes poster child. Her diagnosis shaped her life, but she never let it keep her down. She was very active in the organizations she belonged to such as the Red Hat Society, Secular Franciscans, and Covenant of Christ Ministries.

She worked as a computer analyst for the federal government. She loved to read and create miniature sculptures. She also had a bit of a nerdy side and loved to go to Star Trek conventions.

Melodi was preceded in death by her parents, James and Geneva Rayl and her brother Stephen Michael Rayl.

Melodi is survived by her sister, Teri Murphy; her nephews, John Murphy and Will Murphy; her niece, Lauren Murphy; and many other extended family and friends.

A Visitation will be held at 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel, 500 E. Walnut Street, Springfield, MO, 65806.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel, with Fr. Fergus Monaghan presiding over services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.R.E Animal Rescue, 1328 W Sunshine St, Springfield MO 65807.

Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com.




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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel
    Address
    500 E. Walnut Street
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65806
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel
    Address
    500 E. Walnut Street
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65806
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Fergus Monaghan

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Veronica

Posted at 11:49am
I would like to express sincere condolences for your loss. During this difficult time, find comfort in prayer to 'the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials', (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4).
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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 11:58am
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. May Jehovah give your family strength to endure the pain you’re family is going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29
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Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 11:28am
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. May Jehovah give your family strength to endure the pain you’re family is going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29
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Ernestine

Posted at 03:49pm
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolence and deepest sympathy. i too have lost dear one. May you find comfort in warm memories and the coming fulfillment of our Heavenly Father promises. Rev. 21: 4 (No more death, tears or pain) John 5:28,29
(promise to resurrect our dear loved ones)
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