Elieen Ray

Elieen Ray
Elieen Ray of Otsego, Michigan, died Monday, May 7, 2007 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Ray was born April 25, 1921, in Detroit to Harvey and Rose (LaDuke) Goolsby. Elieen was a 1939 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School. On June 29, 1940 in Indiana she married Ritchey Ray who survives. They were owner/operators of “The Hut” Drive-in in Otsego. Elieen also worked at Parker Hannifin retiring in 1980. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and devoted her life to taking care of her family; she also enjoyed bingo and flower gardening. In addition to her husband also surviving are a son, Ron (Jane) Ray of Texas and a daughter, Diane (William) Cole of Otsego; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 sisters-in-law, Marian Ray, Sheila Beagle and Leona McLaughlin; many nieces and nephews. Elieen was preceded in death by her parents; a son Ritchey; and a daughter Deane.  In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 P.M. Saturday at the Otsego V.F.W. Post 3030. Contributions in memory of Elieen may be made to the Elks Major Project or the Ladies Auxiliary Post #3030.
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