July 22, 1929 - September 8, 2020
Raymond Melhorn, age 91 of Herrin passed away at 3:34 AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Herrin Hospital. He was born July 22, 1929 in Herrin to Ben and Lucy Justice Melhorn. He married Lorna Jean Wiseman on May 5, 1950. Ray was a long time member of Hurricane Memorial Baptist Church in Herrin, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was also a Past Master of the Herrin Masonic Lodge and received his 50 year Masonic pin on June 16, 2007. Ray had been a HAM Radio operator since 1951, and served as treasurer of the “Breakfast Club” and “Sara Radio Club” for many years. Ray was employed with the United States Postal Service for 29 years, and retired in 1995. Ray is survived by his wife, Lorna Jean Melhorn of Herrin; sons, Terry (Chris) Melhorn of Hurst, Les (Pat) Melhorn of Highlands Ranch, CO; daughter, Sara (Ed) Reif of Loveland, CO. He is also survived by grandchildren, Tracie Zoller of Herrin, Kellie Green of Herrin, Matt Taitt of St. Louis, MO, Jennifer Teubel of La Vergne, TN, Adam Fordham of Orange, CA, Matt Fordham of Highlands Ranch, CO, Shauna Melhorn of Denver, CO, Benjamin Melhorn of Denver, CO, Aaron Reif of Des Moines, IA, Jordan Reif of Loveland, CO, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bessie Martinez; brother, John Melhorn; granddaughter, Dana Leslie Melhorn; and great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Green. A private burial was held in Egyptian Memorial Gardens on Monday, September 14, 2020. Masonic rites were held privately at Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Chapel in Energy on Saturday, September 25, 2021 with Herrin's Prairie Masonic Lodge #693 performing the customary Masonic rites. Crain Funeral Home Egyptian Chapel in Energy is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers and gifts please consider a memorial donation in Ray’s honor to Hurricane Memorial Baptist Church in Herrin. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or can be mailed to the church at 505 S 22nd St, Herrin, IL 62948.
Raymond Melhorn, age 91 of Herrin passed away at 3:34 AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Herrin Hospital. He was born July 22, 1929 in Herrin to Ben and Lucy Justice Melhorn. He married Lorna Jean Wiseman on May 5, 1950. Ray was a long time... View Obituary & Service Information
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