Francis Raymond Ancell

Francis Raymond Ancell

Des Moines

Ray, 90, passed away June 4, 2014 at Calvin Community. His funeral will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Epworth United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at noon. Private family burial will be at Chapel Hill Gardens.

Ray served in the 10th Mountain Division in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for Blue Line Storage Company for 43 years. After retirement, he and Bea enjoyed traveling to all 50 states and throughout Canada.

Ray is remembered by his children: David Ancell of Lansing, MI, Jeanne Paschall of Lima, OH, Beverly Conrey of Murfreesboro, TN and Cindy Dunahoo of Brentwood, TN; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry and Leo Ancell; and one sister, Joan Floden. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bea; and three siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Epworth United Methodist Church.


Funeral Home

Merle Hay Funeral Home - Des Moines
4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 278-4633

Published in Des Moines Register on June 6, 2014