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Francis Raymond Ancell

Posted June 05, 2014 in Obituaries, Urbandale

May 22, 1924 – June 4, 2014

Ray Ancell

Ray Ancell

Ray, 90, passed away June 4, 2014 at Calvin Community. His funeral will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Epworth United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at noon. Private family burial will be at Chapel Hill Gardens.

Ray served in the 10th Mountain Division in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for Blue Line Storage Company for 43 years. After retirement, he and Bea enjoyed traveling to all 50 states and throughout Canada.

Ray is remembered by his children: David Ancell of Lansing, MI, Jeanne Paschall of Lima, OH, Beverly Conrey of Murfreesboro, TN and Cindy Dunahoo of Brentwood, TN; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry and Leo Ancell; and one sister, Joan Floden. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bea; and three siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Epworth United Methodist Church.

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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