Cameron, Mo. - Raymond Leonard Diven, 94, Cameron, passed away on April 14, 2019.
Ray was born on Sept. 29, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Clark and Iona Fern (Miller) Diven.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and sister, Wilma McKinley.
Ray was a 1942 graduate of Cameron High School.
Ray was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.
He was an active member of the First Christian Church, Cameron, American Legion Post #33, Cameron, VFW #7158, 40 & 8 Voiture #1379 and the Goods Sams Camping Club.
Ray worked as a building engineer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, before retiring in 1989.
On Oct. 23, 1948, Ray married Mary Louise Boyce in Cameron.
Survivors: wife, of 70 years, Mary Lou, of the home; son, Michael (Jennifer Heisler) Diven, Lees Summit, Missouri; two daughters, Sandra Muir, North Kansas City, and Linda Gill, Seattle, Washington; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the First Christian Church, Cameron.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church.
Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron. Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, Cameron.
Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.
Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.
As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.