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Louis “Ray” Allison

June 21, 2014

Greensburg- Louis “Ray” Allison, 86, died June 21, 2014 at the South Wind Hospice House, Pratt, Kansas. He was born January 30, 1928 in rural Payne County, Oklahoma, the son of Tolbert W. and Cora E. (Downey) Allison. Ray lived in Payne County, Oklahoma, Hutchinson, Copeland and Greensburg, Kansas since 1967. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1946 and served in the U. S. Army from 1948-1951 with Occupational Forces in Germany and three years following in Active Reserves. Ray was the manager of Farmers Grain Supply, Greensburg, for several years and later was an owner/operator as an Independent Trucker hauling grain. He was a member of the Optimist Club and the Pratt Saddle Club, both of Pratt and the Greensburg Lions Club and attended the Greensburg Mennonite Church. On June 3, 1951 Ray married Avanel E. Hardwick in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter Sharon (Allison) Schmidt, Greensburg and daughter-in-law Debbie Allison, Greensburg, four sisters LaVeta Garner, Mae Smith, Marie and husband Jim Hawkins, and Nell and husband Cecil Bush, five Grandchildren Morgan (Jateice) Vieux, Alana (Scott) Barkley, Allison (Jason) Emley, Lane Allison and Taylor Schmidt, five Great-grandchildren Ryker, Bo, Claire, Aveta, and Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Alan Ray Allison, three brothers Robert, Lester and Otes, and two sisters Vera Pritchett and LaVina Bradford. Funeral service and celebration of Ray’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the Greensburg Mennonite Church, Greensburg, with Jeffrey D. Blackburn officiating. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Memorials are suggested to South Wind Hospice House, Pratt, in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Kansas, 67054.

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3 thoughts on “Louis “Ray” Allison

  1. Avanel , Sharon, Debbie and families,
    Was so sorry to hear of Uncle Ray’s passing. Such a kind and good man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers for your peace and comfort are with you. Our Love and Prayers, Ronnie and Riki Allison

  2. I only had the pleasure of talking with Ray a few times over the last few years, but each time was vey enjoyable. I know, from talking to Ali, Jason, and Sharon, that Ray had a tremendous influence on his family which resulted in a family of caring and genuine people. It was a pleasure to know Ray, and I wish I had taken the time to tell him what a great influence and inspiration he was to everyone around him. I know he will be greatly missed and may God hold him in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Best Regards, Roger and Pat Emley

  3. Avanel, Sharon & Debbie,

    I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I will never forget all the fun times we had trailriding, and especially all the jokes Ray would pull on us, he was always so happy! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Gwen Mills

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