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 Ray Leclair “Barney” Solomon

Ray Leclair “Barney” Solomon

Louisa County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Jul 2003 (aged 88)
Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Burial Conesville, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
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Ray "Barney" Solomon
CONESVILLE, Iowa -- Ray Leclair "Barney" Solomon, 88, Conesville, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. The Rev. Cathy Whitlatch will officiate. Pallbearers are Rex Solomon, Kenneth Frauenholtz, Darrell Solomon, Willard Solomon, Darrel Conaway, Ed Buckman, and Donald Buckman. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Davis, David Solomon, Joe Solomon, Shane Leach, and Woody Roush. Burial will be at the Conesville Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the funeral home. A memorial has been established at the funeral home.

Mr. Solomon was born on April 28, 1915, in Louisa County, the son of Jess and Cora Mae Carr Solomon. He married Velma Goldsberry Hawley. She preceded him in death. He later married Vera Ruth Buckman on Jan. 28, 1989, in Belle Vista, Ark.

He farmed near Cotter for about 15 years, drove gravel and lime trucks for nearly 10 years, and he owned and operated Barney's Tavern in Conesville for 45 years.

He was a member of the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church, the Louisa County Historical Society, the Louisa County Shriners, the Mason Lodge No. 107 of Columbus City, the KAABA Temple in Davenport, the Scottish Rite, and the Moose Lodge of Muscatine.

He was a volunteer fireman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two sisters, Elsie Frauenholtz and her husband, Frank, of Iowa City and Maxine Ferguson of Owasso, Okla.; a brother, Ralph Solomon of Lone Tree; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; two sisters, Edna McIntyre and Elva Cushatt; and two stepsons, Bob and Bill Hawley.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100007192
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