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Retha Louise "Louise" Cokeley Hrabe
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1929
Coffey County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1978
Rooks County
Kansas, USA

The Wichita Eagle -- August 13, 1978

Two Killed, One Injured in Plane Crash

An airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from a rural airport Saturday, killing at least two passengers and injuring the pilot. One of the dead is identified as Louise Hrabe of Plainville, mother of the pilot, Kelli Hrabe, who is in guarded condition in St. Anthony Hospital in Hays. The other passenger has not been identified. Authorities said the plane crashed about 3:35 p.m. after taking off from a grass landing strip near Plainville. A witness said the craft turned sharply just after takeoff and crashed. It did not burn. The airplane was on a local flight.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash site today.

The Wichita Eagle -- August 15, 1978

Officials Seeking Clue To Cause of Plane Crash

PLAINVILLE --Federal authorities probed the wreckage of a light plane Sunday in hopes of determining the cause of a weekend crash that killed a woman and her 10-year-old son and injured her daughter.

The investigators were from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Authorities said Retha Louise Hrabe, 49, and her son, Vincent, were killed, while her daughter, Kelli, 19, was critically injured Saturday when their single-engine Cessna 177 crashed after takeoff from the Plainville airport.

Kelli, the plane's pilot, remained in critical condition Sunday at St. Anthony Hospital in Hays, Kan. She was taken there from the hospital in Plainville after emergency treatment following the 3:45 p.m. crash.

The Wichita Eagle -- August 15, 1978

Plainville, Kan. -- Retha Louise (Mrs. Vincent J., II) Hrabe, 49, and her son Vincent Joseph Hrabe, III, 10, were killed Saturday in a airplane crash south of Plainville. Service was Monday. She is survived by widower; daughters Kristi, Kelli, Madeline, all at home; mother Hazel Cokely of Palco, Kan.; brothers Russell Cokely of Salina, Kan., Clarence of Liberal, Kan., Glenn of Arkansas Pass, Texas; Ron of Wichita; sisters, Charlene Cokely of Liberal, JoAnn Phillips of WaKeeney, Kan., Ilda Balthazor of Palco. He is also survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Hrabe of Plainville. 
Family links: 
  Clarence Nelson Cokeley (1904 - 1974)
  Hazel Irene Povenmire Cokeley (1908 - 2007)
  Vincent Joseph Hrabe (1927 - 1992)*
  Kelli Helena Hrabe (1959 - 1978)*
  Vincent Joseph Hrabe (1968 - 1978)*
  Clarence Nelson Cokeley (1925 - 2007)**
  Glen Lee Cokeley (1927 - 1999)*
  Retha Louise Cokeley Hrabe (1929 - 1978)
  Erma Charlene Cokeley McBride (1933 - 2001)*
  Russell Craig Cokeley (1953 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Loving wife & mother

Time marches on

Vincent J. Hrabe married Louise Cokeley October 1, 1955. Their children are: Christy, Kelli, Madeline & Vincent
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Rooks County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 4, Block 3, Lot 1, Grave 2
Created by: Kent
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55338780
Retha Louise Louise <i>Cokeley</i> Hrabe
Added by: Kent
Retha Louise Louise <i>Cokeley</i> Hrabe
Added by: Kent
Retha Louise Louise <i>Cokeley</i> Hrabe
Added by: Kent
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