October 8 1975 December 30 2019
Rachel Dawn Gabani (Bliss) age 44, of Bolivar, Missouri, passed away December 30, 2019 in her home surrounded by family. Born October 8, 1975 in Springfield, Mo. she is the daughter of the late Leonard Bliss and Donna Bliss of Long Lane, Mo. Rachel is survived by her husband Michal, daughter Michelle, and son Lukas, along with her mother Donna Bliss, brother Steven Bliss and wife Kari, nephews Brady, Paul Wyatt and Eli Bliss of Long Lane, Mo.; sister-in-law Katarina Gabaniova of Vienna, Virginia; sister-in-law Zuzana Balintova and brother-in-law Peter Balint, and nephews Richard and Michal Balint of Prostejov, Czech Republic; father-in-law Rastislav Gabani and mother-in-law Alžbeta Gabaniova of Bratislava, Slovakia. She is preceded in death by her father Leonard Bliss, grandparents Paul and Helen Bliss, and cousin Rodney Miller. Rachel grew up in Long Lane, Missouri and was a 1994 graduate of Buffalo High School. She loved the game of basketball and continued playing in college while pursuing her degree in education. In 1998 she graduated from Missouri Baptist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While attending Missouri Baptist she met fellow basketball player Michal Gabani whom she would wed and be blessed with two wonderful children Michelle and Lukas. She was a doting mother and enjoyed watching countless ballgames across the countryside. Rachel was a beloved educator and devoted many years as a teacher for the Bolivar School District where she formed many bonds and friendships. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she found peace and a deep connection with her faith. Rachel was a valued, trusted, and dear friend to many. She has received an out pouring of support from the community of Bolivar and for that her family is eternally grateful. To give back to the community that has given so much, in lieu of flowers Rachel has requested donations be made to the Keeling Foundation and the Care to Learn Foundation within the Bolivar School District. A funeral service will be held for Rachel at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Bolivar High School Auditorium in Bolivar, MO. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rachel Dawn Gabani please visit our Sympathy Store. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rachel Dawn Gabani (Bolivar) please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rachel Dawn Gabani Bolivar October 8 1975 December 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Camdenton, state: Missouri