Hazel E. RAY

Hazel E. Ray

SPRINGFIELD - Hazel E. Ray, 78, of Springfield, passed away at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.

Hazel was born September 17, 1934, in Decatur, the daughter of Edgar and Pauline Sallenger King. She married Richard A. Ray on February 19, 1955, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Ray of Springfield; two sons, Richard (wife, Linda) Ray, Jr. of Springfield and Steven (wife, Karen) Ray of Sherman; four daughters: Jennifer (husband, Mark) Myers of Mt. Pulaski, Vicky Karrick, Cathy Smith, and Kelly (husband, Joseph) Moore, all of Springfield; two sisters, Ramona (husband, Tom) Metzger and Paula Eddington, both of Springfield; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life: The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Firefighters-Postal Lake Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family of Hazel E. Ray is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

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Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home
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