D. George Ray
D. George Ray, 57, of Roseville, died at 10:53 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at St Mary's Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born Dec. 28, 1951, in Streator to Earl and Margaret (Thompson) Ray.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Ray, Berwick; three sisters, Sharon (John) Wax, Newman, Barb (Ron) Byers, Berwick, and Carol (Corky) Shaw, Roseville; seven nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father, one sister and his grandparents, George and Nettie Ray, and Roy and Rose Thompson.
He was raised in Rutland until age 12 then moved to the Berwick area. He attended St. Ann's in Toluca, Berwick Grade School and Monmouth High School. He loved to farm, his Massey Harris tractor, his dogs, and children, especially his nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Monmouth. He enjoyed the last seven years of his life at the Roseville Country Manor.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Church, Monmouth.
Family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday Aug. 10, 2009, at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, where Rosary will be at 6 p.m.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. Please sign the guest book at www.cormanmh.com.