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Lillian Iva (Holroyd) Rackley

August 10, 1932 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 88)


Lillian I. Rackley passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. She was born on August 10, 1932 to the late Milo and Emma (Bigelow) Holroyd. Lillian was united in marriage to the love of her life, Raymond W. Rackley on October 26, 1951 in Richland, MI. Lillian was a life long area resident of the Kalamazoo and Plainwell area. She enjoyed working for multiple area papermakers. Her Faith, marriage with Raymond and her family were her top priorities in her life until her final day. She loved family vacations when her family was younger and was still included on many with her children after they were grown with their own families. She enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida, but not until after Christmas with all her family. Her spare time around home always seemed to involve her flower and vegetable gardens. She always kept her Master Gardener certs up to date, so she could be involved in Plainwell area and her Florida winter home area community projects. Her genuine, warm smile, and strong personality made her endeared whether you were a neighbor or a co-worker. Lillian is survived by her children, Debra (Donald) Grooten, William (Robin) Rackley, Becky (David) Nooney and Jeffrey Rackley; 12 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; siblings, Elnora Lumbard and Arlene (Robert) Strong; and many nieces and nephews. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rackley; daughter-in-law, Sheila Rackley; and brothers, Thomas, Delbert, Wilbur, Milo II, Kenneth and Bob, and sisters Nellie, Mable, Edith, LaVon, Myrtle and Betty. A private memorial service at The First Baptist Church of Plainwell, MI will be by invitation only, because of the pandemic. Service will be on Friday January 15, 2021 At 11am. A private interment will be in East Cooper Cemetery. The family is being served by the Langeland Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick Street, Kalamazoo. Flowers for the memorial service are to be sent to The First Baptist Church of Plainwell MI. Please visit Lillian's personalized web page at https://www.langelands.com.


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