Oleta Fern Raulsten

Funeral service for Oleta Fern Raulsten, 94, Lawrence will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She died July 19, 2021 at LMH Health.

Oleta was born on September 19, 1926 in White Oak, Oklahoma the daughter of Otis and Deloris (Wolgamott) Ward.

She was a member of Lawrence Heights Christian Church.

She married Quentin W. Raulsten on July 4, 1942 in Grandby, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1992.

Other survivors include her children: Janet (Loring Kufahl ), Nick Raulsten, Steve Raulsten, Patsy (Ken Carmack), Jim Raulsten (Margo).
Grandchildren: Lori (Barrett Broadie), Tina Kufahl, Michelle (Andy Herrman), Courtney Kufahl , Groundwater (Kyle), Nick Raulsten Jr., Tony Raulsten (Mallory), Jennifer (Steve Anderson), Larry Vawter (Jessica), Charles Vawter, Clint Raulsten (Samantha), Teresa (Daniel Gonzales), Randie (John Fleenor), Samantha Carmack, Kenneth Carrmack Jr.

Great Grandchildren: Raegan (Jake Sowders), Colt Broadie (Mackenzie), Austin Broadie, Tyler Herrman, Leighton Herrman, Taryn Herrman, Trigg Groundwater, Brek Groundwater, Kateleight Groundwater, Indi Groundwater, Lily Churchill, Avery Raulsten, Aurora Raulsten, Charlie Marie (Nate Cooper), Mary Beth (Josh Muckey), Kasey Jo (Dayton Bossard), Quinten Raulsten, Brandon Raulsten, Dominic Raulsten, Alyssa Raulsten, Andron Raulsten, Jacob Raulsten, Hailey Raulsten, Abrielle Raulsten, Collin Anderson, Paige Anderson, Christian Anderson, Elias Vawter, Karrissa Vawter, Addy Vawter, Molly Vawter, Tyler Vawter, Rylan Gonzales, Kavin Gonzales (Analycia), Chance Fleenor, Carmeron Fleenor, Cody Fleenor, , Xion Carmack, Taryn Crisostomo, Aaron Crisostomo, Adam Crisostomo.

Great-Great Grandchildren: Carson Sowders, Grayden Sowders, Harper Broadie, Troy Muckey, Colton Muckey, Levi Bossard, Charlize “CC” Cooper, Adan Gonzales.

She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Angela Raulsten and Annette Raulsten.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

8 Condolences

  1. Fran Johnson on July 20, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I have enjoyed all our visits-we have shared memories, notes on children and everyday life-I will miss you-love, your friend Fran

  2. Margie and Rod Hinkle on July 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    From Margie and Rod Hinkle: Oleta was a fascinating person with an interesting life story. We can still hear her laughter at her life’s events. She cared about you all and frequently referenced you in her conversations. She was proud of you all. She was active in the church in visiting others in need of encouragement…as long as she was able. She seldom is ever complained about her situation. God bless you all and surround you with His comfort in Jesus.

  3. Kathe Benschoter Clark on July 22, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss.

  4. Tracy Dethloff on July 22, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Nick sr. Sorry for your loss.Tracy dethloff

  5. Paula Hahn on July 22, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    To the family of Oleta,
    We send our condolences for your loss. We met Oleta many years ago at church and we valued her friendship.
    Paula and Bob

  6. Mary Jane Church on July 23, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    I am sorry for your loss.

  7. Betty Sheppard on July 26, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was a beautiful kind lady! May you find peace! Love to all!

  8. Pat Buck on July 28, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Sorry to hear of Oleta’s passing. She was a great co-worker and friend. Sending prayers.

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