Mary Helen Ray, 72, of Springfield, died at 11:12 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born May 9, 1939 in Murrayville to Thomas James and Dorothy Mae Bell Craddock. She married John V. Ray and he survives.
Also surviving are four children, Rebecca (John) Hopper Cozart of Jacksonville, FL, Judith Linn Plunkett of Oklahoma City, OK, Jimmie Houston (Carolyn) Plunkett of Jacksonville, NC and William Edward (Kimberly) Plunkett of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren, Kevin Hopper II, Crystal Moore, Kelsey Plunkett, Johnathon Cozart, Makenzi Cozart, Jimmie Plunkett, Jacob Plunkett and Cailin Plunkett; four great grandchildren; two step children, Juanita (Tregg) Jipp of Springfield and Jerry W. (Michelle) Ray of Athens; nine step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; six sisters, Martha McMillen of Dekalb, Betty Conner of Ashland, Catherine Gotschall, Jean (Richard) Monroe, Linda (Jim) Hayes and June (Nick) Gowin all of Jacksonville, IL; one brother Jim Craddock of Jacksonville, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Floreca Stewart and Dorothy Osborne, and one brother Bob Craddock.
Mary was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She worked as a manager for Wendy’s and Steak-N-Shake. She loved to fish, play croquet and spend time with her grandchildren.
Visitation: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with J. Cook officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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