Ray D. DeTienne, age 76, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Vandalia on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia with Rev. Bob Hoehn officiating. Interment of his cremains will be at a later date in the Vandalia Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening, January 13, with a Masonic Service held at 7 p.m.
Ray was born on September 18, 1935 in rural Vandalia, the son of Wesley Sheridan and Lily Grace (McCurdy) DeTienne. Ray was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and educated in the Vandalia schools.
On June 17, 1956 he married Shan Marie Myers in Perry, Mo.; he then married Mary Analie Maiden on May 18, 1985 in Vandalia.
At an early age, Ray started working for the Vandalia Leader Newspaper and continued working there for 49 years, retiring in 1998.
He had worked in several positions at the paper but most of the time he was a die setter back in the workroom.
Ray was a long-time member of Vandalia Masonic Lodge No. 491 and enjoyed hobbies of fishing, poker, gambling and scratch-off tickets.
He is survived by one son, Daniel R. DeTienne and Jan Divins of Vandalia; four daughters, Tonya K. Lybarger and Scott Wieberg of Martinsburg, Mo.; Lisa R. and husband Robert Hays of Vandalia; Ashley N. Maiden-Lane and Husband Brian Lane of Vandalia; Laci J. DeTienne and Dustin Couch of Vandalia. Also survived by two brothers, Wesley S. “Pete” DeTienne Jr. of Martinsburg and Virgil L. DeTienne of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one sister, Martha G. McDaniel of Mexico, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Marie DeTienne; two brothers, John Robert “J.R.” DeTienne and a twin brother who died in infancy, Roy S. DeTienne; one granddaughter, Lily Grace DeTienne.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Vandalia Masonic Lodge No. 491 in care of Waters Funeral Home, P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, Mo. 63382-0084.