C. Ray Cummins and Betty Ann Montgomery Cummins

Peoria Journal Star, January 26, 2000, Page: B04

Mason City - C. Ray Cummins, 84, and his wife, Betty Ann Montgomery Cummins, 81, both died in Tucson, Ariz.

Mr. Cummins was born April 20, 1915, in Roodhouse to Raymond and Nellie Mae Dyer Cummins. He died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999.

Mrs. Cummins was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Mason City to Glen Earl and Ebba Pierson Montgomery. She died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000.

They were married Sept. 4, 1940, in Liberty, Mo.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna (and Sam) Montooth of Dahinda; one grandson, Jeffrey Alexander of Olympia, Wash.; and one granddaughter, Marianne Alexander of Knoxville, Tenn.

Also surviving Mr. Cummins are four sisters, Jean O'Brien of East Peoria, Alice Orten of Washington, Mildred Hoots of Patterson and Helen Reid of Murrayville; and three brothers, Floyd of Roodhouse, Raymond Jr. of Mena, Ark., and Orval of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Mrs. Cummins was preceded in death by one brother.

They farmed in the Mason City area for 20 years before moving in 1968 to Tucson, where he worked for Grant Road Lumber until he retired.

Graveside services were at East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson. East Lawn Palms Mortuary in Tucson was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Dignita Hospice Care, 1730 E. River Road, Suite 107, Tucson, AZ 86718.

Transcribed by: Sara Hemp