Ray R. Boismenue

Ray E. Boismenue, Jr., 70, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, December 30, 1939, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Boismenue, Jr. was owner and pharmacist for Ray's Pharmacy. He was a charter member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, R/C Flyers, Mustang Club of America and Gold Card Judge, Central Illinois Mustang Assoc., Shiloh Valley Mustang Club, Gateway Garden Railroad Club and the Swansea McDonald's Breakfast Club.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Ray E. and Louise K. nee McMullin Boismenue, Sr.
  • Cousin: Nancy Kraft

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Carol A. nee Huntley Boismenue
  • Son: Scott Boismenue of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter: Susan Shepard of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Taylor Rae Shepard
    • Brian Kirk Shepard
    • and their Father Brian Shepard
  • Cousins
    • Bill (Sue) Launius of Belleville, IL
    • Robert (Lydia) Steinhauser of Madison, WI
    • Many more cousins and their extended families
  • Ray had so many that called him friend

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of your choice, American Lung Association or St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3-7 P.M., Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL and from 9:30-10:30 A.M., Monday, January 3, 2011 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, January 3, 2011 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Slone and Rev. Bob Souders officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Ray R. Boismenue:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Carol, Susan, and Scott. Many great memories were shared with Ray during our 5 years next to the Boismenues. I'll never forget the shared laughs standing in each others front lawns, the times when he would run his collectable trains on the backyard tracks, and most of all, the decorating for Christmas that we both enjoyed that would bring hundreds of cars to our street! I'll forever cherish my visit with Ray and Carol just days before his passing. I'll miss you Ray!
    Your "neighbors"
    Randy and Mary Jo Warnecke

    Randy Warnecke Belleville Il 62223

    Ray always had a smile on his face while he jabbed you with some smart remark. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. Maybe he can win a game of racquetball in Heaven.

    Rick Ess Fairview Hts. IL 62208

    `My Dear Best Friend & family.
    i still remember as viviedly as it was yesterday when we useto go to Ray's Drug Store. You knew back in 8th grade Ray was for you/ an he was as crazy for you as you were him. You said back then he was the one for you. I know he was/ an is the love of your life. Please know as an old friend our prayers are with you, an please call any time if I can do anything for you, even if it's just to talk. Love you JoAnn

    JoAnn (Glazebrook)Snellenberger Red Bud Illinois 62278

    Please accept the thoughts and prayers from our family to yours. Ray was a great help to my husband when he was dealing with terminal cancer. God bless you all.

    Mrs. Arnie Knepper & Family Belleville IL 62226

    Ray, You will be greatly missed by the entire Wern Family. We have been Friends and Family for so many years!!! We came home just a little to late. You will have a great life now as you always found friends where ever you went. We love you!!!

    Ray Boisemenue Imperial MO 63052

    So sorry to hear about Ray. The last time I saw him was at our class reunion. We had a nice evening remembering the good old days. Barb

    Barbara Burchfield MacDonald Liverpool NY 13090