In Loving Memory…

Phillip M. Rayl

Phillip Monroe Rayl, 81, of Sedalia, died Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.

He was born January 21, 1938, in Sedalia, son of Granville Rayl and Gertrude (Lindsey) Rayl.

On March 17, 1979, in Des Moines, IA, he married Luetta (Wyatt) Rayl.

Phillip was a graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. He worked at Consumer’s Market until it closed, and then became a contract mail deliverer. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed collecting trains, and had a love for music, of which he also had a large collection. Phillip loved helping people and was always willing to do whatever he could to lend a hand.

Surviving are his wife, Luetta, of Sedalia; a son, Jonathan Rayl, of Kansas City; a daughter, Janetta Wood, of Sedalia; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Cathy Mahnken, of Sedalia; and a brother, Lynn D. Rayl, of New York.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Anna Mae and Vivian.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Watchtower Society.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Lowell and Gini Daniels

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. We are all looking forward to the happy time of welcoming back our dear ones in the New World.

  2. Steve and Vicki (Fairchild) Johnston

    He had the purest heart and treated everyone like they mattered. His congregation loved and valued him very much.

  3. Janet Roberts

    Dear Lou, Jon, and Jan,
    We are heartbroken for your family. We loved Philip so much, he was such a Genuine Brother. He never knew a stranger and his heart was full of love for all of friends he made in Sedalia.
    Love and prayers for your comfort in the days ahead.

    Mae Fairchild
    Janet Fairchild Roberts

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