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 Elsie Marie <I>Ray</I> Albright

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Elsie Marie Ray Albright

  • Birth 12 Aug 1917 Niantic, Macon County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 Jul 2011 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot N, 434
  • Memorial ID 74151378

Elsie M. Albright, 93, died at Oak Terrace Health Care Center on July 27, 2011. She was born, the sixth out of nine children, in Niantic, Illinois on August 12, 1917, the daughter of James S. and Mary Idalee Ray.

Elsie attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Ridgewood Grade School. She then graduated from Springfield High School where she majored in the arts and was a member of the well-known a cappella choir. She loved charcoal sketching, and her paintings in water colors and oils were exhibited widely.

Her first husband, Alonzo McQuinn, who she married in 1936, died in 1957 was a veteran of WWI. She later married Vernon Albright on July 10, 1965. He preceded her in death in 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph H. Ray of Hillsboro and James I. Ray of Springfield; and four sisters, Mary V. Whisker, Gladys J. Ray, Ruby C. Ray and Eloise M. Hill, all of Springfield. She is survived by two sisters, Lillian Kennedy of Springfield and Charlotte Theobald of Sun Prairie, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

Elsie was a long time member of St. Cabrini Church in Springfield, Illinois.

Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Jean S
  • Added: 29 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74151378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elsie Marie Ray Albright (12 Aug 1917–27 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74151378, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jean S (contributor 46844283) .