Raymond Ely PRINCEVILLE - Raymond Francis Ely, 83, of Deltona, Florida, formerly of Princeville, Illinois, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Ray was born June 11, 1933, in Henry, Illinois, the son of Fred and Christine. He was an employee of the Peoria County Highway department for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He was a proud member of the American Legion and member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Deltona. Ray was married to Wanda Ely for 59 years. Ray is survived by his lovey wife, Wanda; son, Ed of Hollywood, Florida; daughters, Christine Pollard (Gary) of Foster City, California and Sue Ellen of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and grandchildren, Bryan, Marcus and Kyle. His parents, 2 sons, 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded Ray in death. He will be missed by his only suriving brother, Eugene of Princeville, IL. Services will be held Wednesday, October 19, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Akron-Princeville Ambulance in Princeville, IL. Ray will always be remembered as a strong man with a gentle heart! All who knew him appreciated his "sarcasm!"
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