Nancy Lee Rayl, 83, of LaBelle, Mo., died April 20, 2020, in Sunset Home in Quincy, Ill. She was born March 8, 1937 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Chester L. and Olivia Emma Riegel Battles. She was united in marriage to Robert Clinton Rayl on April 27, 1958 and he preceded her in death on September 23, 1999.
Nancy graduated from Lewistown High School and attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. Nancy and her husband lived in Lewistown before moving to LaBelle in 1971. Nancy was a cook and waitress. She operated the restaurant at the Ramada Inn in Quincy, IL and also worked at Maucks Café in LaBelle till she retired. For a number of years she was employed for the City of LaBelle as Clerk. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and enjoyed being active with her grandchildren.
Surviving are one son William (Melissa) Rayl of Quincy, IL, two daughters Bonnie Hutton of Liberty, MO and Dianna Kreter of Harmony, MN, ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Imogene Battles of St. Peters, MO, and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy was also preceded by her parents, a brother Neal Battles and a grandson Charles Erich Hutton.
A private visitation for family was held at the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Mo. Graveside services were held April 23, 2020 in the Lewistown Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO, 63447.
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