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Ralph Pelkey

Ralph Pelkey

Tuesday, February 17th, 1931 Thursday, September 24th, 2020

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Wichita - Pelkey, Ralph
89, passed away Thursday, September 24th, 2020. He was born February 17th, 1931 to Ralph Pelkey and Eunice Mitchell Pelkey in Burlington, Vermont.

He attended vo-tech in wood crafting. He could build anything. Ralph could cut a rug to any kind of music....especially polka music. If anyone wanted to learn how to dance, he could teach them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Wayne; sisters, Eleanore, Shirley and Betty.

Ralph is survived by his Wife of 38 years, LaDonna Pelkey; three sons and one daughter; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly and Iris; and faithful four legged friend, Punky.

Visitation: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Smith Mortuary, 1415 North Rock Road, Derby, Kansas 67037. Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at Smith Family Mortuary, Derby. Interment to follow at Mulvane Cemetery.

[In lieu of flowers] memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 401, 819 S Woodlawn Blvd, Wichita, KS 67218.


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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    Chaplain Jerry Martin
  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 |
    Mulvane Cemetery
    1605 E 119th St. S
    Mulvane, KS
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

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Rachel Parker-Healy

Words are unable to express the amazing sadness we feel. Ralph was one of a kind and so full of life and experiences. Ralph had an undying devotion to laughter and family. His smile will be missed. Forever the craftsman, and an expert one, we have all enjoyed Ralph's wood, handmade creations and continue to do so. Now, they are beloved pieces of his work. Wishing LaDonna and family so much love. We are sorry we couldn't be there and miss you all. Although we are far apart in distance, that is crossed by a bridge of friendship and love that will last our lifetimes. Many blessings always. We will miss him. Exemplary man and friend!
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