Former Gov. Ray Will Lie In State At Capitol; Funeral Friday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray has announced plans for his funeral.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Des Moines. The ceremony will be streamed online.

Earlier in the week, Ray’s body will lie in state at the Capitol. Ray will be brought to the Capitol at 5 p.m. Thursday, and his casket will be carried to the first floor rotunda by Iowa Air and Army Guard service members, Iowa State Patrol troopers and Des Moines police officers

Citizens can pay their respects between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Ray died Sunday at age 89. He served 14 years as governor after his election in 1968 and was a former mayor of Des Moines and president of Drake University.