Raymond Eugene Shever

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Raymond E. Shever, age 47, of Elma, IA, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at his home. Raymond “Ray” Eugene Shever was born on July 29, 1964 to Raymond and Arlene (Rohrbaugh) Shever in San Pedro, CA. In 1977, he moved with his family to Clive, IA where he graduated from West Des Moines Valley High School in 1983. Ray then enlisted in the United States Navy and received his honorable discharge in 1987. Ray worked in construction before purchasing Cresco Lanes Bowling Alley in Cresco and operated it until 1997. He was then employed by Featherlite in Cresco as a welder until his illness prevented him from working. Ray was united in marriage to Christie Pleggenkuhle on July 1, 1995 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Ray enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, hunting, watching races, attending the “Light Up the Bluffs” weekend in Bluffton, IA, camping and he was an avid sports fan. He was inducted into the Cresco Bowling Hall of Fame this past spring. Ray is survived by his parents, Raymond and Arlene of Hampton, IA; his loving wife, Christie of Elma; his children, Colter (Kari) Sanders of Davenport, IA, Kayla (Matt Lansing) Sanders of Calmar, IA and Catlin Sanders of Cresco; his grandchildren, Kamryn Sanders and Devin Lansing; three brothers, Richard Shever of Bellflower, CA, Roger Shever of Pella, IA and Roland (Kimberly) Shever of Knoxville, IA; six nieces and nephews; one great-nephew. Cemetery: A private burial will be at a later date. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma.

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  1. Chris & family,

    So sorry to hear about Ray. It’s good to know that he isn’t suffering anymore. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Chris and Crew-

    Thinking of you all today at this difficult time. I know if love could save people Ray wouldn’t of had to leave. Cherish the memories and awesome attitude he kept through the whole journey.

    Love to All-
    Sarah, Jimmy, Kade and Brody

  3. Chris and family-We are thinking of you all today. Was so good to see you and Ray this summer and we will treasure that visit forever. You both were very strong people and he will still watch over you. Chris and Kathy

  4. Chris, I just saw on the Conway website that Ray passed away at home. I am so glad I was able to visit with him a couple weeks ago at Fareway. We all had a lot of good times at the bowling alley in Cresco years ago. He will be missed by so many people.

    Love, Deann

  5. Chris and family, praying for you all during this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace. I know Ray will be smiling down upon you. David and Kimberly (Sands) McFarland

  6. Christy and family You all are in our thoughts and prayers.Hold on to the many memories this will help you get thru this time.

  7. Our hearts and prayers are with you. I am very glad the folks and I made thr trip to see you and Ray this summer it will be a very treasured moment in my life. Take care and stay well.

  8. Rich,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Raymond. Although I only had the chance to meet him a few times, you always spoke so well of him and his family that we knew you were close and knew how proud you were of them. Please share our condolences with your entire family in such a difficult time.

  9. We are sorry for your loss and thinking of you and your family at this time. God Bless.
    Love, Mark and Diane and kids

  10. Dear Rich and family, Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You can tell by the picture he was full of life and happiness. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  11. May God comfort and care for you during this very difficult time. I am sure your hearts are full of tears and laughter as you gather together to celebrate Raymond’s life on earth and in heaven. Our sincere sympathy, Janet Rae and Wayne

  12. Our prayers and thoughts of comfort to all of the family at this time. Hold tight to your memories and look forward to the many signs Raymond will still enjoy with you.

    Ken and Susan Hiner

  13. To the Shever family… Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have lots of wonderful memories of Raymond growing up good ole Clive, IA. What an ornery, fun loving kid he was.

  14. Kayla and family-
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care and love you-
    Kevin Judy Darrah and Micole

  15. Ray was an awesome person and a great friend. I’ll never forget hanging out with him. I loved when he would come down and we would go hunting and fishing togather. Always good for a laugh. Ray was someone that genuinely enjoyed life to the fullest.
    I miss you my friend.
    I will always remember you,
    your friend, Mike

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