Barbara Lee Ray


    Barbara Lee Ray (nee Clonts) of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Saturday, February 14, 1931 in Berryman, Missouri to Bert Leeverty and Hattie Alice (Wisdom) Clonts and passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 13 days.


    Barbara accepted the Lord early in life and attended the Assembly of God Church in Leasburg, Missouri.
    She married Clark Edwin Ray on May 21, 1950 in Berryman, Missouri.
    Barbara was a housewife but had also worked 12 years in homecare and eight years with Proctor.  She liked tending to her small garden and canning.  She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and quilting.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Hattie Clonts; husband, Clark Edwin Ray; sons, Dennis Wayne Ray, Wendell Gene Ray and Mark Allen Ray; siblings, Raymond (Celia) Clonts, Bill (Darlene) Clonts, Esther Clonts and Mabel (Dr. Roy) Royce; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Alice) Ray, Alvin (Marlene) Ray, Lawrence Ray, Bill Green, Joe Berryman, Fred Hopwood; and sisters-in-law, Ethel (Jesse) Harmon, Ruby (Fred) McCance and Betty Cox.
    She is survived by her sons, James (Paula) Ray and Randy (Joann) Ray, both of Leasburg, Missouri; brother, Ralph “Junior” Clonts of Licking, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hopwood of Bourbon, Missouri, Florence Ray of Springfield, Missouri and Ruth Ann Ray of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Corey (Kim) Ray of St. James, Missouri, Casey Ray (fiancé Bill) of St. Louis, Missouri, Dennis  Ray (girlfriend Ciera McCoy) of Springfield, Missouri and Melinda Brown (fiancé Brian Phipps)  of Leasburg, Missouri; great grandchildren, Kyra and Corryn Ray, Ian Ray and Naya Brown; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Bro. Perry Lewis officiating.
    Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Butts, Missouri.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.

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