In Loving Memory

Ray Leon Carnine

Ray Leon Carnine

April 7th, 1931 - July 4th, 2019


Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Grace United Methodist Church,
2 Neosho Street,
Emporia KS 66801


Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery,
2000 Prairie St,
Emporia KS 66801


Ray Leon Carnine of Emporia, entered into rest Thursday, July 4, 2019 at St. Luke Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 88.

Ray was born in Matfield Green, Kansas on April 7, 1931 to Donald and Chrystal Carnine. He was a cowboy and worked on the railroad to start his career. He began working for Cities Service Gas Company in 1953 at the Matfield Green compressor station. He married Donna Irene Lutt on December 18th, 1949 and they raised two children; Dennis and Debra.

Ray is survived by Donna, his wife of 69 years, Dennis Carnine, Debra and Russell Hardman. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Shawn (Kendra) Carnine, Trent (Carly) Hardman, Nikki (Fred) Nichols, Wendy (Brandon) Johnson, and ten great-grandchildren: Christine (Jon) Schwing, Brittany Gray, Callie Nichols, Kaitlin Johnson, Emily Johnson, Gregory Carnine, Michael Carnine, William Carnine, Marley Hardman, and McKinley Hardman. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Colleen.

Ray retired from The Williams Companies in April, 1985. He and Donna enjoyed traveling and visited 48 states. They spent many winters in Texas and Mississippi. Ray loved family, friends, and fishing. He is loved by his family and will be greatly missed.

The Memorial Service will be officiated by Pastor Brenda Ulrich at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church with inurnment to follow at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.


  • Sat, Jul 6th, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    So sorry to hear about Dennis. May he Rest In Peace. You have my love and support. Great friends.

    Dreda Ballard, Edmond, Okla.

  • Sat, Jul 6th, 2019 at 2:25 AM

    We were so sorry to hear about Ray’s passing. Although we didn’t get to see you very often, we
    loved both of you dearly. The many years of growing up in Matfield Green, Dale has good
    memories of Ray. You two were a charming couple! Our hearts and love go out to you! May GOD
    reward you. For all the care and support you gave Ray in his sickness. God bless you and your

    Dale and Ginger HULL, ElDorado, Kansas

  • Sat, Jul 6th, 2019 at 12:40 AM

    Donna and family, We are so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I can't remember when I first knew him
    but we went al through elementary and high school together. I remember when he drew my name
    for Christmas when we were in the primary grades. He (probably his mother bought it) gave me a
    necklace and bracelet with Scottie dogs on it! I loved it! I will miss his smiling face at our school
    reunions! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you, Donna. Barbara and Gene

    Barbara Welty Scoular, Wichita KS

  • Fri, Jul 5th, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of the family as we grew up east of Ulysses. May you find peace knowing that Ray was a good man and had a positive influence on my life.

    James Schmidt, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Fri, Jul 5th, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    A great friend, Mentor, and Supervisor. Our sincere condolences to Donna, Dennis, and the entire

    Brad & Kathy Massey

    Brad Massey, Tulsa, OK

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