Ray O. McGuire

Elwood, Indiana

1922 - 2008


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Ray O. McGuire, age 85 - lifelong resident of Elwood – died February 8, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness. He was born July 22, 1922 in Elwood, Indiana. He retired from Delco Remy in Anderson as a Tool Grinder in 1974 after 34 years of of service. He also formerly owned an operated a typewriter service business in Elwood for 15 years. He was a 1940 graduate of Wendell L. Willkie High School in Elwood. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the South Pacific and Japan. He married Ruth Geneva Creagmile on December 23, 1945. He was an active member of the Curtisville Christian Church where he was formerly Chairman of both the Deacon and Elder Boards. He was also a member of the U.A.W. #662 in Anderson, the American Legion, and was a past-president of the Elwood Lions Club. He served on the Elwood Park Board for 20 years, and was known for making almost 300 of the memorial tree plaques that remain at Callaway Park today.

Survivors include: Wife of 62 years – Ruth G. (Creagmile) McGuire of Elwood; Son – Larry and wife Cindy McGuire of Lagro, IN; 4 Grandchildren – Angie and husband Rick Helminiak of Cicero, Shawn and wife Anna McGuire of Summitville, Amy and husband Brian Howenstine of Lagro, and Mark and wife Jamie Hobbs of Lagro; and 10 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: Parents – William M. and Gladys (Knotts) McGuire; 3 Brothers – Robert McGuire, Eddis McGuire, and Lawrence McGuire.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Curtisville Christian Church with Rev. Jim Snapp officiating. Burial will take place in the Lagro Cemetery in Wabash County at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, February 13th. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood. Military graveside rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the V.F.W. Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Curtisville Christian Church or the Morrisett Center in Elwood through the funeral home. Online condolences to the McGuire family may be made at www.copherfeslermay.com.

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Dear Ruth, Larry & family,
So sorry to learn of Ray's passing, he was a wonderful godly man and I remember fondly serving with him at Curtisville Christian Church. Our deepest sympany, Lyn & Lorena McCorkle, Zephyrhills, Florida

dearest Ruth and family, there are not enough words great enough to say what a blessing and an honor it was to know Ray, and what a blessing He was, and how kind and good you both were to me through some very difficult times. My love. thoughts and prayers go out to all of you through this difficult time of Rays abscence here on earth, but we know we will see him again, when in our Lords time we will be called to be reunited in our permanent home in heaven with Jesus, and see Rays wonderful...

Dear Ruth & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ray. He was someone you didn't forget especially his hugs. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. As you know we are in Florida or we would be there.
Your Friends
Leon & Shirley Dellinger

We offer our deepest condolences during this difficult time