Raylene Kay Getz, 71, of Roanoke passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning May 31, 2023, at her residence.
She was born on May 13, 1952, in San Antonio, TX, to Raymond and Betty Knapp Wagenbach. She married Rick Zimmerman on September 5, 1971. She later married Jerry Getz on June 17, 2000.
Surviving is her husband Jerry Getz; five daughters, Robin (Tim) Kaufmann; Joni (Nick) Riney; Heidi (Lance) McGowan; Holly (Nate) Gerdes; Ashley (Greg) Peterson; one son, Jeremy (Angie) Zimmerman; 12 grandchildren; three step children, Tim (Kim) Getz; Tammy Mayhall; Teresa (H.L.) Hirstein; 13 step grandchildren; 18 step great grandchildren; her mother, Betty Wagenbach; one sister, Karen (Kenny) Elsasser; three brothers, Daryl (Kenna) Wagenbach; Curtis (Marybeth) Wagenbach; and Dennis (Jennifer) Wagenbach.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Wagenbach and one brother, Rodney Wagenbach.
Raylene worked for 19 years as a receptionist at Sam Leman Chevrolet Buick in Eureka until she retired in 2017, but her greatest vocation was as a homemaker. She spent most of her life joyfully raising her six children and, later, caring for her beloved grandchildren.
She radiated joy and the love of Jesus, sharing the grace and goodness of her Lord with her friends and family. She dearly loved her husband, and she will be greatly missed.
She was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm on Sunday June 4, 2023. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Saturday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 11:30 – 12:15 pm on Sunday prior to the services at church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Skyline Home or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.