Ray ‘Pete’ Lindsay
Ray (Pete) Lindsay, 94, died May 28, 2017, in Clay Center. He was born on Dec. 5, 1922, in Barry, Mo., the son of John Luther and Ida Mary (Knaebel) Lindsay. Ray attended Oskaloosa High School and graduated in 1940. Ray Lindsay and Dorothy Norman were married on Jan. 27, 1944, in Lawrence. In 1943, Ray joined the Naval Air Corps, receiving his wings and a commission as an ensign in 1944. His service training to fly the Piper Cub was in Lawrence. In 1945, Ray was assigned to Air Group VF 15 as a replacement fighter pilot flying the F6F Hell Cat off aircraft carriers. He was honorably discharged in November 1945. After Ray’s discharge, he farmed for four years. In 1949, he joined the Kansas Highway Patrol and served 28-1/2 years. He then served as the municipal judge for Clay Center for seven years. Ray and Dorothy were avid square dancers for 25 years and helped many learn square dancing. They danced in Kansas towns and went to the state square dance conventions for many years. The couple had four children: Evelyn Hogg and husband, Rodney, Scott City, Kenneth Lindsay and wife, Sally, McPherson; Michael Lindsay and wife, Ellen, Windsor, Colo., and Chris Lindsay and wife, Kim, Woodland, Wash. They also have eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. Visitation will be Sun., June 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, Clay Center. Memorial service will be held Mon., June 5, 10:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or the Salvation Army in care of Neill-Schwensen- Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th St., Clay Center, Ks. 67432. Online condolences may be made to the funeral home website at www.nsrfh.com.