Karen Ray Obituary

Karen L. Ray
Karen L. Ray

March 2, 1955 - July 19, 2018
Born in Granite City, Illinois
Resided in Collinsville, Illinois
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Karen L. Ray, 63, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Missouri.

She was born March 2, 1955 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Robert Charles and Elizabeth Anne “Betty” (Orr) Ebrecht.

She had worked many years as an office manager, working with Community Care in Granite City and the Madison County Fireman’s Hall in Collinsville.

She was a member of Central Christian Church in Granite City and was an avid quilter. She cherished her family and enjoyed many special memories throughout the years.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Valerie and David Thompson of Caseyville and Monica Hayes of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Dustin Hayes, Madison Hayes, Isabella Thompson, Andrew Thompson and Natalie Thompson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Karl W. and Sue Ebrecht of Granite City, David E. and Sherri Ebrecht of O’Fallon and Seth “Tom” and Lisa Ebrecht of Arlington, Texas; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Ray; a brother, Steven R. Ebrecht and a sister, Roberta A. Petras.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Derrell Brame officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the family to support a local veterans organization and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Visitation
Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL United States 62040
Thursday, July 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL United States 62040
Friday, July 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Burial
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
50 Fountain Drive
Glen Carbon, IL US 62034
Friday, July 27, 2018

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The Family
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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