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Chester B. Rayburn, Casey County, KY (1936-2017)

He was a retired school teacher of 33 years in Goshen, OH. Chester also managed a hardware store for 8 years. He was a US Army Veteran and also served in the Kentucky and Ohio National Guard. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason. Chester was a member of the Little Cowan Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY, where he served as a Deacon. He also often attended the Liberty First Baptist Church. Chester served as a Boy Scout Master and Demolay advisor. His wife of 57 years, Verna Banks Rayburn, survives. He leaves 11 direct living descendants.
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Chester B. Rayburn, 81, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.

There will be a graveside memorial service at 1pmCT/2pmET on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Glenwood Cemetery, 127 Bypass, Casey County, KY, with Bro. Jimmy Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery with military funeral honors by the Casey County Honor Guard. There will also be Masonic rites held at 1pmCT/2pmET, on Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery.


Chester B. Rayburn, Casey County, KY (1936-2017)


Born February 21, 1936, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late John Harrison & Cora Henderson Rayburn. He died Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Danville, Boyle County, KY, at the age of 81 years, six months, and two days.

He was a retired school teacher of 33 years in Goshen, OH. Chester also managed a hardware store for 8 years. He was a US Army Veteran and also served in the Kentucky and Ohio National Guard. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason. Chester was a member of the Little Cowan Baptist Church in Whitesburg, KY, where he served as a Deacon. He also often attended the Liberty First Baptist Church. Chester served as a Boy Scout Master and Demolay advisor.

Survivors include his wife, whom he wed February 3, 1960, Verna Banks Rayburn, and the following:
  • A son, Kevin D. (and Melissa) Rayburn of Leitchfield, KY

  • A daughter: Renee (and Shawn) Stevenson of Columbus, OH

  • And nine grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eula McAninch and Mildred Wethington; brother-in-law, Curtis Wethington; and one grandchild, Joseph Rayburn. Send condolences to the family of Chester B. Rayburn

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon Bibles. McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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