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Ralph Edward Shay
1948 - 2021

Age:                        73 years

Residence:             McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:       7:36 P.M., Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Heartland Regional Medical Center,  Marion, IL

Visitation:            5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.,  Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Harre Funeral Home,  McLeansboro, IL

Funeral:      11:00 A.M., Monday,  December 27, 2021,  Harre Funeral Home

Clergy:         Pastor Fred Leeds will officiate the service.

Burial:         I.O.O.F. Cemetery,  McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth:   September 7, 1948    Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

Father:             Ralph  Shay                 Mother: Edith (Cottingham) Shay

Marriage to:   Wanda Hamilton on August 30, 1974 at Mt. Olivet Church McLeansboro, IL

Occupation:    Retired Machinist

Church Affiliation:  Member of the Church of Christ, McLeansboro, IL and served as a Deacon and also was the song leader.

Military Service:    Ed served in the U.S. Army


Wife:  Wanda Shay,   McLeansboro, IL

2 -Daughters:   Betsy Holder (husband Mark),  McLeansboro, IL

Brenda Shay,  Terre Haute, IN

Mother:        Edith Shay,  McLeansboro, IL

Brother:       Jerry Shay (wife Sharon),  McLeansboro, IL

Grandchildren:   Stephanie Holder,   McLeansboro, IL

Dustin Holder,   DuQuoin, IL

Sister-in-Law:  Judy Spitzer,   Champaign, IL

MEMORIALS  TO:  Hamilton County Ageless Iron Tractor Club Scholarship Fund or The McLeansboro Church of Christ and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home

Preceded in Death by:  Father Ralph Shay and daughter Carolyn Shay

HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro, is in charge of  arrangements.


Harre Funeral Home
310 West Randolph
McLeansboro, IL 62859
(618) 643-2011


Harre Funeral Home
310 West Randolph
McLeansboro, IL 62859
(618) 643-2011