July 15, 1952 – October 8, 2020
Evelyn Kay (Spigelmyer) Ray, age 68, of Columbus, Kansas passed away Thursday morning, October 8, 2020 in Joplin, Missouri.
Evelyn was born July 15, 1952 in Phoenix, Arizona to Richard Earl and Helen Colleen (Myers) Spigelmyer. She and Cloyd L Ray SR were married as teenagers, December 22, 1968 in Columbus, and to that union were born four children. He preceded her in death February 7, 2010. Evelyn worked as a nurses aide, and medication aide for much of her life, before retiring 19 years ago. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus. She is remembered for her love of animals, especially dogs. Evelyn very much enjoyed coloring as an activity, both alone, and with her grandchildren.
Surviving Evelyn are her three sons Cloyd Ray Jr (wife Dayna) of Columbus, Micheal Ray of Columbus, Brian Ray (wife Melanie) of Stott City, Missouri, and one daughter Teresa Tyner (husband Steven) of Columbus; three siblings, Rachel Spigelmyer of Columbus, Ralph Spigelmyer of Weir, and Brenda McGuirk of Columbus; eleven grandchildren, Elizabeth Tanner, Jonathan Kloer, Alexandria Kloer, Karly Kloer, Kevin Kloer, Chance Ray, Dylan Martin, Dakota Ray, Levi Ray, Gracie Ray, and Candace Kelley; six great grandchildren, Addi Kloer, Emily Kloer, Kaylee Tanner, Raelynn Martin, Cearstynn Kelley, and Lennon Havens.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Richard Spigelmyer.
Funeral arrangements are being handled through Derfelt Funeral Home of Columbus, KS. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Park Cemetery in Columbus. Brian McLaughlin will officiate. Pallbearers serving include Chance Ray, Christopher Tanner, Dylan Martin, Dakota Ray, Levi Ray, Kevin Kloer, Jonathan Kloer, and Karly Kloer. Online condolences may be left for the family at derfeltfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made payable to Harry Hynes Hospice in care of the funeral home.