Connie Ilene Ray, 74, of Opdyke, died 8:45 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home in Opdyke.
She was born July 27, 1939, in Ellsinore, Mo., the daughter of Andy and Cora (Nunley) Julian. She married Maurice Ray and he preceded her in death in 1997.
Connie was a Wal-Mart greeter for 25 years and was a member of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Melva Jean Hughes of Ina and Catherine Ilene Flanagan of Opdyke; four grandchildren, Nina Ann Reed and husband Zach of Edwardsville, Alan Dale Garrison, Miguel Montaleone and Chandra Renae Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers, Guy Julian, Phillip Julian and Clifford Julian.
In honor of her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no public visitation or funeral service.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Jefferson County Humane Society or to the American Parkinsons Disease Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.