|Barbara A. Ray, 81 of 280 E. Losey St., died at 7:16 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 in Heartland Health Care Center and Ora M. Ray, 88, died April 24, 2010 in Cottage Hospital.
Barbara was born March 18, 1930 in Monmouth, Ill. the daughter of Fred and Mamie Courson Brasche. She married Ora M. Ray on September 15, 1956 in Monmouth. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2010.
She is survived by five sons, Joe Smith, Danny Smith, Chris Smith, Steve Haskins, and Fred Tate; two daughters, Jackie Ferguson and Ramona Smith; her step son, John Ray of Galesburg, many grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, three brothers and three sisters.
Barbara worked as a cook and a waitress for several years, including places as Hy-Vee, Wongs Café and Steak n Shake. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved spending time with all her friends at Heartland.
Graveside services are scheduled for both Ora and Barbara Ray at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in East Linwood Cemetery. Deacon Rod Gray will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. The family would like to specially thank Heartland Health Care Center for the excellent care given to both Barbara and Ora while they resided there together. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.