Crystal Faye "Chris" Parsons Ray
AUBURN, IL - Crystal Faye "Chris" Parsons Ray passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Girard, the youngest of four children born to Thomas E. and Ella C. Nagel Parsons.
She married Richard C. "Dick" Ray of Auburn on Aug. 5, 1947; he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2000.
Crystal is survived by her three children: David C. (Debbi) Ray of Auburn, Ruthanne Ray (Rick) Weinmann of Cleveland, Ohio and Donald A. (Joellen) Ray of Buffalo, Ill.; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Ray) Fritz of Virden, Jeremiah (Valerie) Ray of Springfield, Andrew Weinmann of Madison, Wisc., and Sophia Weinmann of Guinea, South Africa.
Chris was Grandy to her two precious great-grandchildren, Charles Michael Fritz and London Noel Fritz both of Virden. She is also survived by a nephew, Richard Hesterberg of Girard, and several cousins.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Girard.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later day at Auburn Cemetery.
Bramley Funeral Home in Auburn is in charge of arrangements.