Gladys Ray, 88
Gladys Ray, 88, of Olney, passed away on Tuesday, December
5, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in
Olney, IL. She was born on September 17, 1929, in Bennettsville,
SC. She married Jack L. Ray on August 7,
1948. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1998.
Gladys was a loving mother and grandmother and
took pleasure in spending
time with her family. She
enjoyed gardening and
bingo. Gladys' birth parents
were Charles and
Pauline Haithcock Brumbles
and she was raised by
George and Tennessee
Gladys is survived by her
daughter, Barbara N. Steen and husband Dennis of
Yuma, AZ; Daughter, Cathy Harris and husband Jim of
Olney, IL; Daughter, Rebecca (Becki) Johnson and husband
Randy of Heflin, AL; Grandchildren, Keena
(Mark) Grande of Yuma, AZ, Kara (Steve) Hodge of
Boise City, OK, Cole (Christie) Harris of Olney, Jamie
(Jeremy) Davis of Bogota, IL, Shana (Robert) Barfield
of Jacksonville, FL; 13 Great grandchildren, 3 Great
great grandchildren with the 4th due in Jan. 2018.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
daughter, Brenda Gail Ray; Brothers, Ray, Watho, Nelson,
Bob, and Bill; Sisters, Maxine, Anna, Mildred, and
Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or
St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the Kistler-Patterson
Funeral Home in Olney. A funeral service will be held
at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the
Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with burial
following in Haven Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.kistler-patterson.