September 10, 1917December 30, 2017

Blanche C. Gray, age 100 of Lancaster, IL passed from this life to the next on December 30, 2017 at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel, IL. Blanche was born on September 10, 1917 in Lawrence County to John K and Eulalia (Seibert) Neikirk. She married Ralph Grifford Gray on September 18, 1949 at Barneys Prairie Church. Blanche was a homemaker and a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Ruth, Inez and Irene, brothers: Harold and George and an infant daughter, Phyllis Ann. She is survived by two stepdaughters: Sharon Laster and Linda Wishaus, grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Harrison Cemetery, north of Lancaster. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 3, 2018


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Nancy Johns

January 6, 2018

Blanche was a very special person to me. She cleaned my mother's house when I was a child thus looking after me those years I was growing up. After my mother, Jane Wood, passed she cleaned my sister's house. She was well in her 80s. I continued to see Blanche at the nursing home which I visit weekly. I watched her with her sister, Irene, in the special care unit. Later I would check in for a hug and a visit and I always took her to chapel on the Sundays I was leading the service. I loved her smile and sweet disposition and her beautiful blue eyes. Blanche will always hold a special place in my heart. I am sorry I missed her graveside service and meeting her family. Christ's peace, Nancy Johns

Kay Lindsey

January 5, 2018

So sorry for the loss. What changes in the world she must have seen in 100 years. Much love to you my friends.

Amy Hollen RN

January 2, 2018

Amy Hollen RN

January 2, 2018

100yrs old and still beautiful

Amy Hollen

January 2, 2018

Miss Blanche, I love you. Words can not express how much you will be missed.

Tracy and Barbara McGill

January 1, 2018

Rest in peace Aunt Blanche. Enjoy your family reunion in heaven.