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The Vici Beacon, Vici, Oklahoma, Thursday, June 1, 1961, Page 1, Column 5

Mrs. Eva Ellen Ray Died May 28 in Vici

Mrs. Eva Ellen Ray, age 68, died Sunday, May 28, in the Vici Nursing Home. She had been ill for some time.

Mrs. Ray had been a resident of Oklahoma since 1900. She lived for a time in the Webb vicinity before moving to Vici, where she spent the remainder of her life, except for several months she had made her home with her daughter Mrs. Edie May Parmeter of Oklahoma City. She was a member of the Church of the First Born.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Steve E. Ray, Whistler, Alabama; Raymond Ray, Great Bend, Kansas; and Mrs. Edie May Parmeter, Oklahoma City; her mother, Mrs. Rose Anderson, Vici; three sisteres, Mrs. Hazel Willis, Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Myrtle Reisland, Yakima, Washington; and Mrs. Fay Hart, Fort Supply; three brothers, Jim Anderson, Rolla, Kansas; John Anderson, Monte Vista, Colorado; and Harvey Anderson, Enid.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Shaw Memorial Chapel with Rev. D. H. Thurber officiating, assisted by Rev. Jon Lowry. Burial was in Vassar Cemetery, west of Vici, with Shaw Funeral Home in charge.

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OBITUARY - Eva Ellen Ray

Eva Ellen Anderson, daughter of Frank and Rose Anderson was born June 9, 1893 at Smith Center, Kansas and departed this life on May 28, 1961. She was 68 years of age.

In 1900, she moved with her parents to Oklahoma. Although Eva was but a child of seven years at the that time, she drove one of the covered wagons on the long trip to their new home.

On November 14, 1915, Eva was united in marriage to Holland Teague Ray. Four children were born to this union; Steven, Raymond, Ruby Ellen, and Edie May. Ruby Ellen died in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray established their home on the farm near Webb and in 1944, they moved to Vici where they spent the remaining years of their lives with the exception of the past several months which Mrs. Ray spent with her daughter, Mrs. Edie May Parmeter in Oklahoma City. She returned to Vici, living the last two months of her life in the Vici Nursing Home.

Eva loved people and made friends wherever she went. She cared for her invalid mother for many years, until her health no longer permitted her leading an active life. She was a member of The Church of the First Born.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Teague Ray, in 1951, and by one daughter, Ruby Ellen. Also her father and a brother. Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Steve E. Ray of Whistler, Alabama and Raymond Ray of Great Bend, Kansas and Mrs. Edie May Parmeter of Oklahoma City; her mother, Mrs. Rose Anderson of Vici; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Willis of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. Myrtle Reisland of Yakima, Washington, and Mrs. Fay Hart of Ft. Supply; three brothers, Jim Anderson of Rolla, Kansas; John Anderson of Monte Visa, Colorado and Harvey Anderson of Enid, and other relatives and many friends.