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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Ellen Wray

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  • Mrs. Ellen Wray, 97, of the Good Samaritan Home, Quincy, Ill., died at 5:15 a.m. Monday (March 11, 2013) in the Good Samaritan Home.
    Born March 6, 1916, in Quincy, Ellen was the daughter of Henry J. and Clara Mohrman Speckhart. She married John Wray on October 17, 1940, in Quincy. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2001.
    Ellen was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling and playing Bridge with friends, but her greatest joy came in the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    A graduate of Quincy High School and Gem City Business College, Ellen was employed in the Probation Department for Adams County for 14 years until her retirement.
    Survivors include a son, James Wray (Mary Ann) of Quincy; a daughter, Charlotte Baecker (Charles) of Monroe City, MO; five grandchildren: J. D. Neiswender, John Michael Wray (Savy), David Alan Baecker (Victoria), Anne Baecker Duncan (Judson), and Shari Wray Robesky (James); ten great-grandchildren: Sean Henry Robesky, Samantha Wray Robesky, Davi Elizabeth Wray, Isabel Mith Wray, John James Wray, Martha Elizabeth Duncan, Sarah Marie Duncan, Ruby Caroline Duncan, Eleanor Anne Baecker and Charlotte Marie Baecker; and many loving nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. Wray was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; a daughter, Janet Neiswender; three brothers: Arnold Speckhart, Frank Speckhart and Earl Speckhart; and two sisters: Ruth Frazier and Florence McIntyre.
    Cremation rites have been accorded to Mrs. Wray.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning (March 20, 2013) at 11 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. James Riley.
    Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.
    Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home or the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
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