Colleen K. Ray

October 17, 1940 — January 31, 2018

Colleen K. Ray

EAST PEORIA - Colleen K. Ray, 77, of East Peoria, passed away peacefully on Wed., Jan. 31, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, surrounded by her family.
Colleen was born Oct. 17, 1940, in Liverpool, Ill., to Galen and Madeline (Curtis) Ogden. She married Gerald K. Ray on June 13, 1959 in Canton, Ill.
Surviving are her husband Gerald of East Peoria; one daughter, Crystal (Kenneth) Walczak of Bronson, Mich.; one granddaughter, Kimberly (Aaron) Ulrich; one great-granddaughter, Kordelia Ulrich, all of Coldwater, Mich. She is also survived by one sister, Connie Ogden of West Peoria; three nieces, one nephew, six great-nieces, one great-great-niece, and one great-great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gene Ogden; and one sister, Marilyn Henderson.
Colleen graduated from Cuba High School in 1959. She worked with her mom at the Davis Food Store in St. David, Ill. Colleen attended Hi-Fashion Beauty College in Peoria where she received a Cosmetology and Teacher's license. She taught cosmetology classes at Hi-Fashion Beauty College and Oehrlein School of Cosmetology in East Peoria, until retiring in 1987.
Colleen was an active member of CrossPoint Church in East Peoria, co-managing the food pantry and helping with the blanket ministry.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 5, 2018 at CrossPoint Church in East Peoria, with Pastor Josh Gutteridge and Pastor Mark Friday officiating. Visitation will also be held at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be at Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to CrossPoint Church in East Peoria or to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.


FEB 5. 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CST)

CrossPoint Church
400 S. Pleasant Hill Road
East Peoria, IL, 61611


FEB 5. 11:00 AM (CST)

CrossPoint Church
400 S. Pleasant Hill Road
East Peoria, IL, 61611
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