Kathy Ray

June 22, 1952October 15, 2018
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Kathy Ray, 66, of Connersville, died Monday, October 15, 2018, In Connersville.

Kathy was born in Connersville June 22, 1952 and was the daughter of Raymond and Edith Bonnie Leonard Plough. She was a 1970 graduate of Connersville High School and completed an accounting degree at Ivy Tech. Kathy had been employed at the Dunn Center, Gough’s Auto and retired in 2017 from Meridian Health Services. In her leisure time, she liked taking care of her yard and flowers. Kathy most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Angie B. and Drexal Hubbard of Connersville; her step-daughter: Kathleen Ray of Rushville; her grandchildren: Travis and Lillian Hubbard, Ryan, Courtney and Matthew Hubbard; Justin, Nick and Elijah Ray; her sisters-in-law: Connie K. Ray of Richmond and Joy Buckley and her husband, Carol Dean of Glenwood; nephews and nieces, including her niece Shellie Perry and her close friend, Connie Wicker who both assisted in her care.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 480, Connersville, IN 47331. For additional information, go to


  • Visitation for Family & Friends Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Randall Brown-O'Connor

October 19, 2018

Angela: I am sending my condolences to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your beloved mother. When I met Kathy many years ago at her home, immediately I felt at home. I recall her laughter and her smile as we shared stories. Going back home was a precious experience for Michael; each time I learned more about the people who have loved him dearly and who cared for him in Connersville. People make all of the difference in our lives. They leave indelible handprints in our heart and soul. After that visit many years ago, I knew that I had met a woman of great strength and courage. Kathy showed a fierce love for her family. Kathy welcomed me with open arms into her home. You know that she cared about you. I am so happy Michael is there to console you and to be there for the celebration of your mother's life. It is my hope that, on Saturday and all of the days and years that follow, your memories ( and stories) will be a source of consolation and that each precious memory will bring joy and laughter (and even tears). With deepest sympathy, Randall Brown-O'Connor (Calgary, CANADA)

Phil Fish

October 19, 2018

Dear Angie and family i am deeply saddened to learn the passing of your mother Kathy . Though i have not seen her or you in many years she had a heart of gold and self made and never gave up. i always enjoyed stopping out to visit back in the day , " Boy that laugh " always made your day regardless if your day was not going so well. I will be thinking of you and your family through these most difficult times a head.

Belinda Johnson

October 17, 2018

I was a 1970 classmate of Kathy's. She and I had a few classes together through those 4 years of high school. She always had a nice smile and was easy going. It was sad to see her picture in the death notices. To young to be gone. But cancer doesn't choose its victims by age.
I want to offer my condolences to her family and her friends. May God keep you in his loving embrace and you find comfort and understanding there.

Michael Brown

October 16, 2018

Angela, my deepest sympathies for you and your family and friends of your mom. Your mom always knew how to make me laugh and usually it was at your expense (but you still had a good sense of humour about it!). My fondest memories of your mom was visiting her at her house and having great conversations about life and again, sharing in many moments of laughter. Her smile was contagious and I know how proud she must be at the great family you have today. Please let us know if you ever need anything!