Alma G. Ray

November 16, 1931 ‒ November 13, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Alma G. Ray, 86, of Delaware, OH passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 13, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born November 16, 1931 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Richard and Alma (Wellman) Goodrich. On September 14, 1948, she married the love of her life, Freeman Ray. Together they shared 54 wonderful years of marriage before he passed away in 2003.

Alma was a nurse for over 25 years working at the former Jane M. Case Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Sarah Moore Home. She was a devoted and faithful member of the William Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and knitting, especially scarves and washcloths, which she donated to the homeless. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cincinnati Bengal fan and she enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center to meet her girlfriends for lunch a couple times a week. Family oriented, her true pride and joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, Richard (Monika) Ray of Delaware and Rodney (Candy) Ray of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, Aaron (Debbie) Ray of New Port Richey, Florida, Melanie (Bill) Woods of Delaware, Stephanie (Jacob Miller) Ray of Mt. Gilead, and Kimberly (Kyle) Robertson of Galena; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alma was also preceded in death by her brothers Richard and James Goodrich and her sister Virginia Mullins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, and where funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Julie Carmean officiating. Burial will be in Kingwood Memorial Park.

Contributions in Alma’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or OhioHealth/HomeReach Hospice.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Ray family.

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  • Mel and Bill,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your grandmother. We will keep you nd your family in our hearts and prayers.