My Aunt Rachel was a wonderful person who loved her animals like I do and she had such a great sense of humor. Made people laugh and her smile would light up the room. Remembering back at the trip to California, the times we spend in the Ozarks, going to the Ozark Opera, and Dog Patch was something I really enjoyed. Camping at the lake and other visits was such fun and I will always have those great memories. I was so glad I got to Mo. to visit you in 2015. It had been so long since I saw you but was amazed at how well you was doing, living alone and still doing your house work. Always enjoyed talking with you on the phone You were a very strong person and lived a full life and I am going to miss you so much. May you R.I.P. til I see you once again. Love you, my dear aunt
To Bobbie: Thank you for keeping me up to date on my aunt. She sure has a great granddaughter who loved her dearly. I'm also very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know this is a tough time for you but may God be with you. Sending you healing prayers.
To Vicki, Bill & Betty and others: Thank you all for being there for her and helping her with anything she needed.She was truly blessed with such friends as you were.
I am making a donation to the Dogwood Animal Shelter like she would of wished in hopes of helping these loving animals.
Many people attended your funeral today, all the friends you have called family! We heard sweet stories, comments about your smile, greeting everyone when you see them by calling them my friend in asking how they are! You my dear lady will be missed. You would be happy, Hazel Parrish and the auxiliary performed a part of the service, they were so proud of you and talked much about your generosity to others, to the veterans with your lap robes, to the furry friends giving them treats and talking so sweetly to them. The bingo players on last Wednesday placed your cup at your special spot, knowing you would be there if you could.
Rachel you are one in a million, you deserved the utmost best of everything. So many love and know you as you were their family. Your friends and your long distance family had wonderful things to say and were so grateful to all of your family of friends in looking out for you all these years. God Bless you my dear lady, you will be missed terribly by me! You were the best card player ever, and I totally enjoyed every minute we spent together in your last days!! I love you, I went to the cemetery, but the service was done early, I'm sorry for that, but you as always are front and center with Pops, You "Toots" (his name for you) is welcoming you with open arms. As well as your other friends who love you dearly.
I will love you forever, spending time with you and I thought of you as my grandmother with my whole heart. You were my best friend, and the closest family I had here at the lake. Please be at peace knowing how much you are loved!!
How sad. Rachel will be miss by many. I will miss your love of life, after every B-day you were planning the next one. I'll miss your beautiful smile, and our talks together. Heaven has another angel, I'll see you again someday Ms. Rachel. I love and miss you!!
Every time she greeted me, she would ask me "How is my friend"?
I am honored that she called me "my friend".
Friends are the Family you choose. Rachel was a great friend.
Her beautiful smile, the way she got tickled, her laugh, and her hugs will be dearly missed.