OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Cynthia L. Ray, 64, died at 1:20 p.m. April 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Jan. 6, 1948, in Fort Dix, N.J., to the late Daniel and Lillian Bleau Armstrong, she lived in California for several years where she worked as a secretary for a wholesale produce company and was a manager for Prunedale Chevron before moving to Olive Branch. She was a member of the Christian Biblical Church of God in Harrisburg.
On Oct. 31, 1972, at Hollister, Calif., she married Herman L. Ray who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: three sons, Dana Ray and John Ray of East Prairie, Mo., and Jason Ray of Barlow, Ky.; six daughters and one son-in-law, Misti Carroll of Sunnyvale, Calif., Jeana Ray of Richland, Mo., Yvonne and Henry Miller of Dongola, Debbie Ray of New Madrid, Mo., Amy Dill of East Prairie and Amy Allred of Barlow; three brothers, Danny Armstrong of San Diego, Dana Armstrong of Thebes and James Armstrong of Denver; one sister, Patricia Hannan of Green Valley, Idaho; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Graveside services will follow at noon at the Dogwood Cemetery with Wendell Yeary officiating.
Pallbearers will be: Justin Ray, Bryan Ray, Eric Ray, Bruce Ray, Henry Miller and Danny Ray.
Online condolences may be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com.