Richard E. "Dick" Ray

1933 - 2019

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Richard E. "Dick" Ray, 85, of Kenton passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Blanchard Place. He was born on August 8, 1933 in Hardin County to the late Melvin and Esther (Garwood) Ray. He married Helen Gliebe in 1952 and she preceded him in death on December 18, 1975. On April 1, 1977 he married Barbara (Schultz) Kelley, she preceded him in death on August 30, 2001. Surviving are daughters: Linda Huffman of Delaware, OH, Katherine (Daryl) Flowers of Kenton, OH, Margaret (Mike) Davenport of Gahanna, OH, Cynthia (Dennis) Beverly of Kenton, OH, and Terrie (Brent) Wilson of Kenton, OH; sons: John (Cathy) Ray of Kenton, OH, Randy (Kathy) Ray of Somerset, PA, and Rex Kelley of Kenton; 18 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Paul, Robert, William, Ralph, and James; along with sisters: Florence Ray, Ruth Ray, Edith Murdock, and Helen Kindle. Richard served his country in the US Army and the National Guard. Dick retired from Rockwell. He enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, camping, and bowling. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Blanchard Place and of Universal Hospice for their care and support. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Kenton with Pastor Dennis Beverly officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery where the AMVETS Post 1994 will present full military rites. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 102 W Columbus St, Kenton, OH 43326. Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Tuesday, March 5th 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, March 6th 2019 - 10:30 AM

  • Service Location:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : Kathy Flowers the Ray Family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Kim Wortman Montgomery
Kathy, I am so very sorry for your loss! Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

To : Kathy and family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Cora and jack elsasser
Kathy and family.....I am sorry for your loss....any time I talked with Richard at blanchard he was very nice...I enjoyed our conversations....sorry I wont make it to funeral...we are in florida....

To : Kathy Flowers
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Eddie and Linda Preece
Kathy, We are so sorry for your loss. You are All in our thoughts and prayers

To : The Ray family
Date :Sunday, March 3rd 2019
From : JeanWardand Floyd Elsea
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. So very sorry for your loss. With prayers, Jean and Floyd

To : Ray families
Date :Tuesday, March 5th 2019
From : Marla Williams
My sincere condolences. Uncle Richard was a gentle spirit and very funny. May you find comfort for his eternal life. I have great memories of all the visits and our reunions. Much love.