Ardath Glenn Raffety, 91, Cameron, Missouri, passed away Jan. 2, 2020.

She was born on Sept. 11, 1928, in Hardin, Missouri, to Daniel and May (Broughton) Myers.

Ardath was a 1946 graduate of Hardin High School and received a two-year associate’s degree in business.

Ardath married Kenneth Raffety on Feb. 19, 1959.

Ardie lived happily. She was a proud member of Chapter BK PEO. She loved playing bridge, or any card game for that matter, and reading and volunteering at the hospital and in the community.

She was a rabid fan of the Chiefs and Royals. Touring the country by bus, particularly on mystery tours, was a highlight. She enjoyed endless Yahtzee games with her grandchildren, and was frequently heard to shout, “Oh, crumb!” or “What a revolting development!” much more often than she ever yelled “Yahtzee!” She was a hands-on mom and grandma whose pride and joy were her family, whom she dearly loved and gently guided. Her love made our family’s memories and lives precious.

She is preceded by her parents; sister, Druanne Myers; and brothers, Daniel Myers Jr. and Bev Myers.

Survivors: husband, Ken Raffety, of the home; son, Gregg (Ruby) Raffety, Lawson; daughters, Dru (Pat) Colhour, Kansas City, and Jan Raffety (Walt Allen), Santa Cruz, California; eight grandchildren, Megan (Geoff) Dustman, Janice (Randy) Arenson, Kevin (Tiffany) Colhour, Samantha Colhour, Kelly (Todd) Walden, Katie Raffety, Jessica (Gavin) McCraw and Griffin Raffety; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Evan, Harper, Eli, Makenzie, Kain, Olive and Cash; a nephew, Dan Myers III; two nieces, Paula Winchester and Rebecca Myers; and cousin, George Griffin III.

Visitation: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, Poland Thompson Funeral Home.

Graveside service at 2 p.m. at Hardin Cemetery, Hardin.

Memorials may be given to the Hardin Cemetery fund in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.

Arrangement by Poland Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.