Bernadene I. Ray

Godfrey | Saturday, October 24 2015


Bernadene I. Ray, age 94 died at 3:15 AM on October 24, 2015 at Integrity Health Care in Godfrey. She was born November 25, 1920 in St. Charles, MO the daughter of the late John and Clara (Eddington) Dwyer. She is a retired registered nurse from Alton Memorial Hospital and was a long time member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton. Bernadene married R. Rayburn Ray in Alton on August 5, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2004. Surviving are two daughters; Patricia Cottingham and Bette Fay (Tom) both of Godfrey, three grandchildren; Anita Cottingham and Justyn and Craig Stahl, three great grandchildren; Evan Cottingham and Carter and Payton Stahl, one sister; Dorris Boedeker of Litchfield as well as nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister; Margie Mickels. No services are scheduled and her body has been given to Washington Univ School of Medicine for research. Memorials may be given to the Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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