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.