|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1934|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 2004|
The Peoria Journal Star (IL) - November 24, 2004
Beardstown - Raymond Howard "Ray" Clarey, 70, of Beardstown died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
Born Aug. 4, 1934, in Merrill, Iowa, to John F. and Esther McCorkell Clarey, he married Helen Mae Braun on June 20, 1959, in Sioux City, Iowa. She survives in Beardstown.
Also surviving are two sons, Patrick (and Kimberly) of Jacksonville and Daniel (and Jill) of Columbus, Neb.; two daughters, Kaye (and John) Hardwick of Beardstown and Colleen (and Mark) Ramsey of Meredosia; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Al (and Carol) Clarey of LeMars, Iowa, and Rich (and Jean) Clarey of Petaluma, Calif.; and five sisters, Patricia Graham of Sioux City, Ann (and Leo) DeRocher of Merrill, Iowa, Lucy (and Emmett) Sitzmann of Kingsley, Iowa, Lu (and Denny) Beck of Columbus and Donna (and Phil) Vondrak of Sioux City.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
He served in the Army from 1955 to 1958.
He began his employment with Kent Feeds Inc. in 1958 in Sioux City as a night mixer and later became plant manager. He also served as plant manager in Estherville, Iowa and in Beardstown. He retired in 1998 as the eastern region vice president of plant operations.
He served on the board of directors of the Beardstown Park District and the Beardstown United Way.
He was member of St. Alexius Catholic Church, where he maintained the cemetery for 31 years. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1007.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home, followed by the recitation of the Rosary. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus Cemetery Fund.
John Francis Clarey (1899 - 1982)
Esther Imogene McCorkell Clarey (1903 - 1969)
Helen Mae Braun Clarey (1933 - 2014)*
John Francis Clarey (1925 - 1994)*
George Fredrick Clarey (1928 - 1929)*
Paul Alfred Clarey (1930 - 2008)*
Richard A Clarey (1931 - 2010)*
Raymond Howard Clarey (1934 - 2004)
Donna Jeanette Clarey Vondrak (1938 - 2015)*
Daniel Clarey (1947 - 1947)*
Saint Alexius Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Belle Anne
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
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