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Rachel (Rae) Willoughby, 82, Lake Tapawingo, MO, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, Sunday, August 21, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Lake Tapawingo Clubhouse, 244 Dockside Dr., Lake Tapawingo, MO 64015. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Wayside Waifs or to a charity of your choice in honor of Rachel.
Rachel was born in Boonville, MO on February 15, 1929. Her parents were Ray and Lena Vanderhoof. She grew up in Kansas City, MO with 7 siblings. She graduated from Central High School in 1947. On May 19, 1951 she married Thomas Lloyd Willoughby Jr., and together they had two children. She worked and retired from Southwestern Bell. She loved quilting, painting, sewing, reading, life at Lake Tapawingo, and watching her granddaughter grow up.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents and 4 siblings; Winona Ludgate, Theresa Vanderhoof, Bonita Lillis, and Niria (Mikie) Vanderhoof. Survivors include her daughter Deborah Willoughby of Lake Tapawingo, , her son Mark Willoughby of Wichita, KS, and her granddaughter Stephanie Snelling of Independence, MO. She has three surviving siblings; Cecilia Boone, Helen Gaschen and Ray (RH) Vanderhoof.
A special thanks to Vitas Hospice for the loving care they provided Rachel.