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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Saturday June 17th, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Saturday June 17th, 2017

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Ray L. Begarly

Ray L. Begarly, 83 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 12th, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on January 21st, 1934 to Alonzo and Doris (Rogers) Begarly.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and (1) brother – Wayne Begarly.  

He retired from Evansville Benjamin Bosses High School where he was a secondary teacher.  Ray taught Radio Broadcasting and Public Speaking for 33 years.

Ray was a graduate of French Lick High School and Indiana State College, and served his country in the United States Army with the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Ray was always interested in music and played the bass drum for ten years. He started playing in 8th grade, continued through high school and college, and later with the Fort Holabird Drum and Bugle Corps in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was stationed.  He was also a soloist with the Indiana State Choir.

Ray attended Moores Ridge United Methodist Church.

Ray is survived by:

(3) Nephews Ron Begarly Bloomington, Indiana
Chris Begarly Mitchell, Indiana
Mark Begarly Zimbabwe, Africa

(3) Nieces Deborah Mehrwin French Lick, Indiana
Jackie Thompson Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Pamela Dalton Bedford, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Interment followed in the Moores Ridge Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Visitation will Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the FL/WB Museum, 469 S Maple St #103, French Lick, IN 47432

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Our sympathies go out to Ray's family. My sisters and I have fond memories of him as a neighbor from our younger days at Moore's Ridge. He always greeted us with a smile and always was very kind. We will miss him.  The King Sisters.

Dolly morris Jun 17 2017 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear of Ray's passing. We met during the Summer of '79 ISU "Taft Institute on Government," a 3-week seminar reinforcing the value of 2-party politics.
It was Ray's connection w/ then Bedford-North Lawrence Personnel Director, Don White, which opened the door to my Hoosier teaching career @ BJHS.

God Bless...

Fred Weaver Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Ray's family; we've been friends since Indiana State days as well as Evansville teaching days.   He'll be remembered for his sense of humor and jovial laugh.
I'll miss getting his phone Christmas greeting.

Linda Winchell Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

I was Ray's student in his speech class at Bosse when we met. He gave me direction at a time in my life I really needed it. I will forever be grateful to have known him. With his guidance, I became a confident public speaker, a skill that has proven valuable all my life. Pam Henning Ashcom and I contacted Ray a few years ago at our 46th Annual Reunion for Bosse High School and were delighted to reconnect with him. Fortunately for me, he made it a point to call every month or so after that just to talk. I know I am just one of many to grieve his loss and look back in great appreciation for his gifts to us. We will miss you.

Patrick Mitchell Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to lose a classmate and friend. I will always remember Ray's hearty, jolly laugh.

Lenore Riesen-Miller Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM