Raymond L. Petry, 63 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. He was born on Jan. 31, 1949, in Concordia, Kan., to Francis and Eleanor (Collins) Petry. Raymond was a dishwasher at the Cloud County Health Center for 23 years. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and helping with Bea's Kids, horses, the outdoors and farming, going to yard sales and NASCAR as he was a huge fan of both Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Raymond will be remembered as always having a high five and a smile for everyone.
Raymond is survived by his son, Larry Petry of Concordia; two stepdaughters, June and Misty; two sisters, Joyce Friesen, Penny Petry; four brothers, Clifford Petry, Leroy Bulleigh, Joe Petry, Lee Petry;  mother-in-law, Irene Lapaille of Jewell; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and Larry's mother, Mariette Lapaille.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia with the Rev. Dean Frazier officiating. Private inurnment will be in the West Branch Cemetery. A register book will be available to sign from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to Solomon Valley Hospice or the Cloud County Health Center Building Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia in charge of arrangements.



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