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Verna Ray

Verna Ray

Verna Katherine Ray, 93, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born on Friday, November 13, 1925 in Stanford, she was a daughter of the late Mike & Viola Kincaid Burnside. Verna was a former employee for Whittaker Bank, where she worked as a bank teller. Verna was a member of Lancaster Methodist Church, active in the Methodist Women’s Group, AARP & the Democratic Party. She was also an avid UK Wildcats & Cincinnati Reds Fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray, brothers; Duward, Allen & Harry Burnside, sisters; Dorthann Gabbard & Frances Glass.

Her survivors include her son, Lanny (Janet) Ray, of Lancaster, grandchildren; Justin (Hagan) Ray, Jesse (Meagan) Ray & one great-grandchild, Townes Brynne Ray.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 03, 2019 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Browning & Pastor Joshua Wiggs officiating, and burial following at Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers include Justin Ray, Jesse Ray, Ray Hammonds, Bobby Preston, Danny Irvin & Randy Williams. Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 PM Wednesday, October 02, 2019 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home. Friends & family may share memories or leave condolences on her tribute wall at : Ramsey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


18 Condolences

  • Maude Ann Posted September 29, 2019 1:05 pm

    She was a dear friend. Prayers for the family.

  • Gary & Paula Hatfield Posted September 30, 2019 12:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Charmayne Jahn, loving niece. Posted September 30, 2019 5:49 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss, I loved and respected Verna and always considered her my favorite aunt. I will miss her dearly.

  • Charmayne Jahn Posted September 30, 2019 5:52 pm

    So deeply sorry for your loss, I loved and respected Betna since childhood.

  • Buddy L. Williams Posted September 30, 2019 11:20 pm

    Lanny, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family..

  • Shirley Woods Posted October 1, 2019 2:15 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful mother.

  • Patti Browning Posted October 1, 2019 11:00 am

    A wonderful and sweet lady. I’m sure she will be missed. Prayers for the family

  • The Elleman Family Posted October 1, 2019 3:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss!!

  • Karen Lanham McCulley Posted October 1, 2019 3:47 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Verna was a sweet lady. Prayers for all.

  • NANCY YOUNG Posted October 1, 2019 4:38 pm


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  • Robert & Teresa King Thomas Posted October 1, 2019 5:01 pm

    So sorry for your family!

  • Janice Preston Hall Posted October 1, 2019 7:05 pm

    So sorry for you all Verna was a good woman. Prayers

  • Billy and Marilyn Boyd Posted October 1, 2019 7:35 pm

    Sorry Lanny for your loss. Prayers for you

  • Greg and Dana Hensley Posted October 1, 2019 7:42 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers

  • Stephanie Montgomery Hodge Posted October 1, 2019 8:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed working with her at the bank.

  • Ricky Sparks Posted October 2, 2019 5:12 am

    Lanny and family, my deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear mother, Verna was such a dear and sweet lady. I Thought so much of your mother and your father Charles “Shine” Ray I considered them dear friends…….thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Adella and Sue Stevenson Posted October 3, 2019 11:34 pm

    Lanny, so sorry about your mother. She was a nice lady. Prayers for you and your family.

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