Alice Ray

ARTHUR – MARGARET ALICE (ELDER) RAY, 65, of Arthur passed away at 4:40 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013) at Mason Point in Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Vine Street Christian Church, 249 S. Vine St. in Arthur. The Rev. Dawn Ingram will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, is assisting with the arrangements.

Alice was born July 10, 1947, in Decatur. She was the daughter of Levia and Bernice Graven Elder. She married Jan Lee Ray on July 17, 1970, at First Christian Church in Sullivan. He passed away on Jan. 1, 2013.

She is survived by daughter, Janet Ray of Arthur; brother, Lynn (Nancy) Elder of Sullivan; sister, Ann (Doug) Elder of Sycamore; sister-in-law, Sharon Elder of Huntley; daughter-in-law, Jama Ray of Bethany; and three grandchildren, Madeline, Lauren and Vincent Ray.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Jason Ray; and her brother, Jim Elder.

Alice was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church and served as church deacon and CWF member.

She was a graduate of Sullivan High School and Eureka College.

She taught for over 30 years in the Bethany and Atwood school systems.

Her life centered around family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and reading to her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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