Connie Ray, age 74, of Syracuse, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at home.
She was born on May 18, 1940, to Russell and Reba (Senff) Bellman in Millwood. On Dec. 24, 1964, she married Jerry E. Ray. He survives.
She graduated from Bremen High School in 1958 and went on to work as a counselor at the Indiana State School for the Deaf. She was a member of the Albion Eastern Star and enjoyed Purdue basketball and football.
Additional survivors include three children, Shaun L. (Matthew) Mawhorter, Shane E. (Lisa) Ray, Stacy L. (Travis) Steele; seven grandchildren, Blake Mawhorter, Brooke Mawhorter, Bridget Mawhorter, Madison Ray, Alison Ray, Walker Donley, and Trevor Steele; and a sister Cindy (Melvin) Coyle.
Visitatation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 3. Pastor Gene Hollingsworth will officiate. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Indiana State School for the Deaf or Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital Fund.