Elaine E. Ray, 83, of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Elaine was born on October 31, 1934, in Havana; IL; daughter of Earl S. "Slim” and Corena (Stoever) Morris. She married Richard Ivan Ray on March 8, 1953, In Havana, IL. He survives in Lincoln. Sir Ivan was her top priority and they were married nearly 65 years.
Elaine is also survived by her children: Kevin M. (Linda) Ray of Lincoln, IL, Keith H. (Jeaneen) of Lincoln, IL, Kimber Leigh (Dave) Brucker of Bloomington, IL, and Kara L. (Clay) Rull of Maryville, IL; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Richard H. Morris, and one son: Kyle I. Ray.
Elaine was devoted to her family, enjoying tea parties with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent much of her time creating crafts, items for her wardrobe, home decorations, and banners for the church. She volunteered countless hours in service to LWML, Zion Lutheran Church and School, ALMH Auxiliary, and the local food pantry.
Services for Elaine will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to service also at the church. Burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana, IL will be at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made in Elaine’s name to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Zion Lutheran Church, and School. Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.