Ray L. Orman, 64, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at his residence.
Born at Clay City on Jan. 21, 1940, he was the son of Martin and Mary Staley Orman.
He graduated in 1958 from Clay City High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University in 1962 in Agriculture Economics and his Masters Degree from Purdue in 1966 in Agriculture Education.
He was general manager of the Ripley County Farm Bureau 1971-1996 and worked for Purdue University as a County Extension Director and educator in Clay and Franklin counties.
He also was a sponsor for the Hassmer Hilltoppers 4-H Club in Versailles, a member of the Versailles Lion's Club since 1972, a member of the Clay City Church of Christ and had formerly served on the Ripley County Fair Board and the South Ripley School Board.
He bred and raised Shorthorn cattle and was a member of the Indiana and American Shorthorn associations.
He married Margaret Ruch on June 20, 1962; she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Lyn Hart, and companion, Jody Hensley, of Versailles, and Greta Rae Glotzbach and husband, Kelly, of Mitchell; grandchildren, Matthew and Emily Prarat, Rachel Hensley, Skye, Zane and Preston Glotzbach; a brother, Mark Orman, of Clay City; a sister, Linda Lowe, and her husband, Larry, of Clay City.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery near Versailles.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.