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Joan Crome Ray

August 17, 1938 – March 20, 2017
   Our family is saddened to announce that Joan, cherished and much loved wife of Hendren Ray Jr., passed away peacefully at home.
   They were married on June 29th, 1958 at the Webster Methodist Church and have lived happily ever after! Joan graduated from Ball State University and Wayne State University and began her career early as an elementary school teacher. She loved to sew and make crafts and was an avid gardener who volunteered her time with many. She LOVED to be involved with all of her grandchildren’s activities and was the best fan at all of their sporting events.
   Joan is the kind and loving mother of Janel (Joey) Gagnier, Steven & Scott Ray and Susan (Greg) Ulicny; cherished grandmother of Victor (Sandra) Gagnier, Cody Ray, Payton & Paige Gagnier, Vanessa (Ricky) Ulicny, Chris Ray, Ryan, Elaine & Joanne Ulicny, Lexi Ray and Great Grandmother to Adalyn; Special Sister to Patty Sue Collins (Charlie); Sister in Law to Barb, Ken, Nancy and Carol (Jim) Ray and will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  
   A special thank you to the compassionate and caring PSW's and nurses for making Joan’s final months comfortable.
   Visitation will be held at Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4-7pm. Saturday Service will take place at 11am followed by the burial with her parents, Ralph and Zelma Pope Crome, in Richmond, Indiana at the Lutherania Cemetery.  
   In kindness, memorial donations to the Webster Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Webster, IN 47392, would be appreciated.    

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You were the best grandma ever. I miss you so much. Every night I think to myself maybe I will see her again but it never works. She would never miss a soccer game. She always spoiled me. She was my favorite grandma ever. I still have her picture on my wall and in my heart.

lexi ray Mar 20 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Joan.  She was always so special to be with at our annual family reunions.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family.

Lloyd and Rosalene Hackman Mar 25 2017 12:00 AM

Junior and family:  so sorry to hear of your loss.  I remember all if you so well.  Joan was a sweet woman and all if you were good friends to my family on Gates Road.  I loved babysitting your kids! I remember when Janel had the mower accident and Joan ran to get me to babysit.  I remember when Scott was born.   I've never forgotten any of you.  I think you all made a big impression on me as a teen that could see in you what a fun loving big family could be.  I always wondered if any of your kids came back here to live. I live in Louisville, KY   Much love to all of you....you will be in my thoughts and prayers.  Pam

Pam Townsend Lunsford Mar 23 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers of Comfort for all of you.

Suzanne Hackman Clark Mar 23 2017 12:00 AM

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