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Rosalie Lindsey Ray, 89, of Sidney, Ill., passed away at her home on Feb. 26, 2017. Rosalie was born in Pulaski, Ill. to Hester Armeady (McBride) and Barney Lindsey on Jan. 23, 1928.
She married Lester Dale Ray, in Catlin, in 1947 and had a son, Ronald Dale Ray, on July 16, 1949. Both Lester and Ronald precede her in death.
Rosalie and her husband, Lester, opened Ray's Market in Ogden which they owned for 22 years before retiring in 1980 to Springhill, Fla. where they enjoyed the sunny weather and visits from their grandchildren. Rosalie loved spending time and taking care of the people in her family. Among her many talents were her excellent cooking skills and green thumb. No one was disappointed after leaving Rosalie's kitchen. She also spent much of her time taking care of her beautiful plants and flowers. Rosalie was kind hearted, quick witted and had a wonderful sense of humor. She could always be counted on for an ear to listen and a smile to lift your spirits. While our hearts are heavy with her absence, we are comforted in knowing she is happy to be reunited with her husband and son.
Rosalie is survived by her two sisters, Martha Jerrell of Anna, Ill., and Jewel Hicks of Jonesboro, Ill. She and her sisters kept in close touch and visited each other frequently. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Travis (Leah) Ray of Sidney, Il., Troy (Andrea) Ray of Royal, Ill., and Tim Ray of St. Joseph, Ill.; six cherished great-grandchildren, Addison Rose, Korben Dale, Elcie Elizabeth, Graham Michael, Easton Charles and Lake Marie Ray; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N Vermilion, Danville. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, 301 E. Voorhees Danville.
Memorials may be made in Rosalie's name to American Cancer Society. Please join Rosalie's family in sharing photos, videos, and memories of her on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 5, 2017
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