Raymond Reynolds, 76 of Corning, Iowa entered eternal rest Saturday, July 9, 2022 at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. Open visitation from 2:30 – 7:30 PM Friday, July 15th at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Corning. Family will receive friends 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Friday with a Christian Wake Service to follow at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Ray will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Raymond Reynolds Memorial Fund, to be established by the family. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Raymond Lloyd Reynolds, Jr. was born October 6, 1945 on a farm near Stanberry in Gentry County, Missouri. The only son born to Raymond Lloyd and Goldie Pauline (Lewis) Reynolds. Ray was raised and educated in Missouri, graduating from Stanberry High School with the Class of 1963. In 1968, Ray completed his Elementary Education degree from Northwest Missouri State University. Following his graduation, Ray relocated to Corning, Iowa to begin teaching 5th grade in the Fall of that year. Ray would continue his education over the years and later received his Master’s Degree.
On June 21, 1975, Raymond was united in marriage to Marjorie Joan Weis at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Afton, Iowa. The couple was blessed with 2 children: Todd and Blythe. Raymond continued his teaching career for 33 years until retiring from Corning Elementary in 2001. Ray didn’t stay retired long and began working for Buena Vista University in Creston, training Student Teachers. Later, he would be the County Youth Coordinator for the ISU Extension for several years. Most recently, Raymond helped in the Hy-Vee Pharmacy until retiring again on December 31, 2021.
Active in many community organizations, Ray was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, was active in the Knights of Columbus and the InterChurch Council. He was a member of the Icarian Players and served on the Corning City Council for 8 years. Ray also judged for area County Fairs and was a 4-H Photo Superintendent at the Iowa State Fair.
Preceding Raymond in death were his parents; his sister, Imogene Slagle; brother-in-law, Roy Slagle; his in-laws, Richard and Irene Weis; and his two nieces.
Ray is survived by his wife, Marjorie Reynolds of Corning; his children: Todd (Kristy) Reynolds of Waukee, Iowa and Blythe (Ralph) Abalo of Omaha, Nebraska; 4 grandchildren: Hailey, Alaina and Will Reynolds and Richmond Abalo; Ray is also survived by a brother-in-law, Ronald (Christina) Weis of Leawood, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.