Friday, February 1st, 2008
Loretta L. Ray, 83, of Rismiller Road, North Star, died at 6:43 p.m. Jan. 30, 2008, at the Versailles Health Care Center.
She was born Dec. 4, 1924, near North Star, to Charles W. and Amelia C. Kruckenberg Grewe. On June 12, 1946, she married Marvin E. Ray, who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Mahlon E. (Monica), Columbus; three daughters, Maretta J. (Michael) Kalinich, Corning, N.Y., Rachael A. Henderson, Celina, and Jana L. (Doug A.) Reed, Jackson; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Elmer, Norman and Lawrence Grewe.
She retired from Versailles Exempted Village Schools after 30 years, and had worked as an assistant cook, cafeteria manager and custodian at the North Star School. She was the cafeteria manager and custodian at the North Star school from 1969 until her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Post 174, both of North Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Greenville, and Pampa Reunion Association of Texas. She was a 1942 graduate of Ansonia High School.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the building fund of the church or the Freedom Museum USA, Pampa.
Condolences can be made at www.zecharbailey.com.