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Ray Wayne Hines

March 22, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Ray Wayne Hines, 100, of Belle Plaine went home to be with the Lord and to join other loved ones on Sunday, March 18, 2012 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine by Rev. Charles Johnson. Burial will be in Rector Cemetery, Chelsea. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ray is survived by his seven children, Lyle (Joy) Hines, Luella (Dale) Johnson, Larry (Cyndee) Hines, Linda (Don) Morrow, Katy (Bill) Grieder, LaDonna (John) Zhorne, Monica Jacobi (Wendell Sollars), 37 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren; and also sister-in-law, Leola Hines, nephew Leonard Hines, brother-in-law Vic Snyder, and niece, Sandra Wellman.

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Ray Wayne Hines

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Lyda Thibadeau Hines in 2007, a son Lowell Dean in 1958, brother Clyde Hines, and sister, Alberta Snyder.

Ray was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Edgewood, Iowa. On June 9, 1933, he married Lyda Thibadeau. Ray and Lyda were married for 74 years, owned and operated Ryan Hardware in Chelsea, retiring in 1975. Since 1984, Ray and Lyda would spend their winters in Casa Grande, Az. This January Ray celebrated his 100th birthday with a party in Arizona joined by several of his family and friends.

A memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at under "obituaries."



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