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Obituaries

Obituaries

Howard P. Ray 1928 - 2007 Oskaloosa

Funeral services for Howard P. Ray, 79, Oskaloosa will be at 3 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Private burial will be later in Winchester.Mr. Ray died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Care Center in Topeka.He was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Lawrence, the son of Benjamin and Margaret Ray. Mr. Ray was a truck driver and a member of Oskaloosa First Baptist Church.He married Marceline Thompson. She preceded him in death. He later married Dorothy Pickens. She also preceded him in death. Mr. Ray also was preceded in death by a daughter, Ella Ray.Survivors include four sons, Lester, Benny, Butch and Larry, all of Topeka; five daughters, Mary Crum, Margaret Corbet and Beverly Summerville, all of Topeka, Carol Thomas, Oskaloosa, and Linda Williams, Pomona; two brothers, Alfred, Topeka, and Wilbur, Oskaloosa; a sister, Hazel Ray, Ottawa; more than 30 grandchildren; and more than 20 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service today at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the Howard P. Ray Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.