Harold M. Corray1

#36841, b. 21 April 1920, d. 11 January 2010
     Harold M. Corray was born on 21 April 1920 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA.2 He was the son of George Daniel Corray and Clara M. Shroyer.1,3,2,4 He died on 11 January 2010 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA, at age 89.2
     Obituary: Harold M. Corray, 89, of Champaign, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. Rev. Randy Gauger will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign where military rites will be accorded by Champaign VFW Post 5520. Harold was born April 21, 1920, in Urbana, the son of George and Clara (Shroyer) Corray. They preceded him in death, as did his brother, Lawrence. He married Mary Louise Allen on March 7, 1947, in Alton. She also preceded him in death in July 1997. His survivors include daughters Pamela Corray of Champaign and Tari (Mike) Maurer of Franklin, Tenn. He is also survived by grandsons Seth (Kathy) Brewer of Mahomet, Zachary (Tabitha) Brewer of Havelock, N.C., and Luke Maurer of Franklin, Tenn; great-grandchildren Declan Brewer of Mahomet, Addisyn Brewer of Havelock; a great granddaughter due in April; and close cousins Roger, Jim, Bob and Bill Corray. Harold was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the Army from 1940 through 1944 in the 106th Cavalry, and was honorably discharged with the rank of technical sergeant. He thoroughly enjoyed his trip to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with his daughters in October 2005. Harold was active in the Champaign-Urbana Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. He was an avid Cubs, Illini and Bears fan. He graduated from Illinois Commercial College in 1948, and was employed in sales and accounting until his retirement in 1985. After retirement, he held various jobs at local businesses. Harold enjoyed his family, telling jokes and his many friends. He will be greatly missed.2

Children of Harold M. Corray and Mary Louise Allen

Citations

  1. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  2. News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois.
  3. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  4. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Lawrence W. Corray1

#36842
     Lawrence W. Corray was the son of George Daniel Corray and Clara M. Shroyer.1,2,3

Citations

  1. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  2. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  3. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Mary Louise Allen1

#36843

Children of Mary Louise Allen and Harold M. Corray

Citations

  1. News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois.

Pamela S. Corray1

#36844
     Pamela S. Corray is the daughter of Harold M. Corray and Mary Louise Allen.2

Citations

  1. Find A Grave.
  2. News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois.

Tari C. Corray1

#36845
     Tari C. Corray is the daughter of Harold M. Corray and Mary Louise Allen.2

Citations

  1. Find A Grave.
  2. News-Gazette, Champaign, Illinois.

Janet Spence Paton1

#36846

Citations

  1. Find A Grave.

William Corray1

#36847
     William Corray is the son of William Bowers Corray and Flo Viola Sears.1

Citations

  1. Obituary (newspaper not known).

Elizabeth (?)1

#36849, b. 1906, d. 1970
     Elizabeth (?) was born in 1906 in Illinois, USA.2,3 She married Frederick Harmon Corray, son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers, circa 1923.2 She died in 1970 in Illinois, USA.3

Citations

  1. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  2. 1930 US Census, Illinois.
  3. Find A Grave.

Reba (?)1

#36850, b. 22 March 1907, d. 15 October 1988
     Reba (?) was born on 22 March 1907 in Illinois, USA.1,2,3 She married Frank Mason Corray, son of Harmon Mason Corray and Elizabeth E. Bowers.1 She died on 15 October 1988 in Illinois, USA, at age 81.2

Child of Reba (?) and Frank Mason Corray

Citations

  1. 1940 US Census, Illinois.
  2. Find A Grave.
  3. SSDI.