Ray Mathews Des Moines Ray Mathews, 67, passed away on Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 in Metropolis, IL. No services will be held at Ray's request. Ray was born on Sept. 1, 1949 and married Louise Dalrymple on Apr. 5, 1971. He was a member of the American Legion Post 274. He is survived by his wife, Louise; 2 sons, Duane (Connie) & Daniel (Melissia); 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; his mother, Margaret Lash; 1 sister & 2 brothers.