Reathyl “RIM” Brummett

A visitation for Reathyl “RIM” Irene Brummett, 96, Lawrence will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private family burial will be held at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS.

Reathyl was born January 18, 1921 in Blueridge, MO the daughter of Rev. Alfred Earl and Vera Lucile (Price) Meek.

She was a purchasing assistant for Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She married Melvin George Brummett on April 17, 1949 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death April 13, 1977.

Survivors include her daughters, Melody (Ray) Parsons, Raytown, MO, Margaret Brummett, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Lucas Gabriel Rawlings, Kathleen Elizabeth (Russ) Saylor; and one great grandchild on the way.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to Southern Nazarene University or Douglas County Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

16 Condolences

  1. Joyce eoannou on December 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Prayers to the families

  2. Leanna on December 27, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Margie, Melody, and family, So sorry for the loss of Reathyl. She was a great friend and mentor to many. She will be truly missed. Mike and Leanna Riley

  3. Nicole Ohlen on December 27, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Our condolence for your loss of Reathyl. I have many loving memories of Reathyl taking care of my sister, myself and our dogs.

  4. Christy Clark on December 28, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Katie-Very sorry for the loss of your grandmother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Marianne Middleton on December 28, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Reathyl was the nicest person I ever worked with at the hospital.

  6. Sheila Gant on December 28, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Katie I am sorry for your loss you and your family are in my Prayers

  7. Keith and Jimmie Saylor on December 28, 2017 at 10:53 am

    We are thinking of all of you everyday. We are so sorry for your loss. All our love,
    Keith and Jimmie Saylor

  8. Brian Elliott on December 28, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Margie and Family, So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. She was a neat lady.
    God Bless.

  9. Pam Aversano on December 28, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Margie and family
    My condolence in the loss of your Mother. We have been friend for over 37 years and we will all miss Reathyl. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Judy Hollingshead on December 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Those we love can never be more than a thought away. . . For as long as there’s a memory they live in our heart to stay. Barry and Judy Hollingshead

  11. Tammie Torneden-white on December 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Your mom was very influential to many of her church. I will always remember how she could remember every hymn with no hymnal. She was truly a woman of God. Much love and peace to all of your family.

  12. Briea Williams on December 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I’m sending my love to all of you.

  13. Glenda Channel on December 29, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Melody & Margaret & family, So sorry for your loss but we know Mom is in a better place. My heart goes out to you in your sorrow.

    Sorry I missed the visitation.

    Love you,
    Glenda Channel

  14. Larry Puckett on December 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Reathyl was quite a lady who touched many lives. She was an example to all and will be missed. May she enjoy her mansion in heaven.

  15. Rick and Alice Anderson on December 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Margie, Melody and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed hearing Reathyl tell stories about when she was growing up. She was one of a kind and we will miss her.

  16. Shanda on January 4, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Melody, Margie, and all….

    Reathyl was an example of a God fearing woman. She would tell you stories that would leave you entertained and awed. She knew so much and always told you something would stick with you. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word in her heart. She was never afraid to tell you that she loved you and God did too. She was good friends with everyone she came in contact with. She never knew a stranger. One could not not love her. She was the best.

    When the sunsets and the sun shines it is Reathyl telling you that she is alright and will continue to watch over all of us. If you knew her it was a blessing to you. She will always be loved by many, including myself and my family. RIP Ms. Reathyl. We love you always and forever.

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