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Rayetta Grace Faulkner

Celebration of Life services for Rayetta Grace Faulkner, 80, West plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Washington Avenue Church of Christ.


Mrs. Faulkner passed away at 3:20 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the West Vue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


She was born October 19, 1940,at Springfield, Illinois to Ray Walcher, Jr. and Henrietta (Escherhausen) Walcher. On December 21, 1958, she was married to John Faulkner who preceded her in death on March 12, 2002. Rayetta was a Christian and made her faith a top priority in life. She brought joy and happiness to everyone she came in contact with. Rayetta was passionate about helping people in need all the way until her life’s journey ended. Prior to her husband John’s  passing, she enjoyed traveling and camping. One of her favorite memories was her trip to Hawaii. Lastly, Rayetta loved her family and friends unconditionally.


She is survived by, two children, Joyetta Booker and husband, Ronald of West Plains, Missouri and Debbie Hatley and husband Marshall of West Plains, Missouri; grandchildren, Gregory Jones, Tim Jones and Daniel Hatley, great grandchildren, Trinton Jones, Ellie Hatley and Gabriel Hatley.


Her parents and husband, preceded her in death.


A private burial will be held in the Stuart Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stuart Union Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at