Deloris’ life began on January 31, 1933, the daughter of Ilie Lonzo and Mary Francis (Summers) Rice in Chelsea, Oklahoma. She graduated from high school class of 1950, in Springfield, Missouri. She married John W Cary lll in 1979 in Wichita.
Deloris worked at the Towanda State Bank and Walnut Valley Bank as a teller and later at Wilbur’s Grocery in Towanda as a checker. She enjoyed her family and cooking for them. She had a caring heart and worked with special needs children in Newton, and was a caregiver to her sister-in-law. She was also an avid reader.
Her loving family includes her children, Gary (Shauna) Long of Wichita, Jo Ann Thaden of Wichita, Betty (Troy) Norris of El Dorado and John (Nancy) Long of Wamego, Kansas; 7 grandchildren, Austin (Cassie) Long, Kyle Long, Chelsea (Joseph) Mayans, Nick Norris, Tyler Norris, Hannah Long and Levi Long; 1 great-grandson, Luke Long.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 2010; brother, Linn Rice and a sister, Mary Ann Phipps. Deloris passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018, having reached the age of 85 years old.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 7, at 11:00 a.m. in the Carlson Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family burial will follow in Hesston Cemetery, Hesston, Kansas.
Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3450 N. Rock Road, Wichita, Kansas 67226. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Deloris at www.carlsoncolonial.com
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
3450 N. Rock Rd. Suite 204, Wichita KS 67226