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Kerry Bray

Aug 15th, 1957 - May 25th, 2023

A private memorial service will be held at a later date with interment in Oskaloosa Cemetery.  


      Kerry Nate Bray, age 65, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Thursday morning, May 25, 2023, at Clay County Hospital.

      He was born August 15, 1957, in Champaign, the son of Darwin Monroe and Betty Lindell (Hargrave) Bray Sr. 

      Kerry had worked for Oskaloosa Township, Xenia Manufacturing, and most recently had done maintenance and janitorial work for Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.  He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan.  Kerry enjoyed watching trains, listening to country and bluegrass music, and spending time on the porch watching the birds with Billie. 

      He is survived by his daughter: Brenda Colclasure (Dale Stockon) of Flora; 2 brothers: Darwin (Paulette) Monroe Bray Jr. and Harley Leon Bray of Flora; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a sister: Linda Rolston; significant other: Billie Colclasure; and 2 uncles: Nate Bray and Francis Bray.

      A private memorial service will be held at a later date with interment in Oskaloosa Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to to be applied towards final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:    


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Sharon David

May 26th

Harley and family-- My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. I pray God gives you comfort.

Peggy Kessler Hord

May 26th

I went to Oskaloosa School with Kerry. He was a great guy and a hard worker. Prayers for his family.

Danny Neumann

May 27th

I remember many great times with Kerry when we would go down south. We played with trucks under the big tree in the side yard, walked the tracks, ran to the trestle to watch the trains and listened to the stories our elders told at Grandma’s place. Those were simple times. I always enjoyed hanging out with him when we were young. He had a gentle kindness about him. RIP Kerry Nate.

Ruth Hunt

May 30th

I wish you healing and peace.

Walter J. Chaney

May 31st

Prayers for comfort!

Arlene Beeson

September 6th

I loved Kerry. He was a great cousin. He help my brother learn to farm. We will all three ( our sister Vicki DuBray) miss him very much.

Carolyn Fields Collins

September 11th

Prayers for the family. I am one of Martha Lena Hargrave daughters. Betty’s sister.



Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Sharon David
Flora Gardens cna
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Peggy Kessler Hord
Mark &Karen Jones
Ruth Hunt
Walter J. Chaney
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
Fax: (618) 662-4600
Email: [email protected]

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