Ray L. Fewell, age 82 of Elwood, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Hearth of Windermere Assisted Living in Fishers following a brief illness. He was born on October 1, 1930 in Bennett’s Switch, Indiana the son of Claude and Maize (Kling) Fewell. He worked for St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood for 38 years as a Clinical Laboratory Manager, and retired in 1995. Ray was a 1948 graduate of Clay Township High School, and later graduated from Ball State College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Technology. He also served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Ray married Catherine JoeAnn “Cathy” Quakenbush on August 7, 1954. He and his wife were devoted members of the First United Methodist Church in Elwood. He was also a member of the Elwood Elks Lodge #368; the former Elwood Country Club; and the former Elwood Conversation Club. Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trap shooting. He was known for being an avid Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Pacers sports fan. He will always be remembered for being a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Ray’s family includes his wife of 58 years, Catherine J. “Cathy” Fewell of Elwood; 2 sons, Kevin (wife Laura) Fewell of Mason, OH and Kirk (wife Gail) Fewell of Indianapolis; and 5 grandchildren, Tyler Fewell, Maggie Fewell, Cameron Fewell, Zach Watt, and Barbara Fehn. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Eldo Fewell, Waldo Fewell, and Everett Fewell.
A service celebrating Ray’s life will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Rev. Chris Dare of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM prior to the service on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home. Online condolences to the Fewell family may be made at www.copherfeslermay.com.