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Lois Ray

April 21, 1928 — April 8, 2016

The Lord called on Lois Ray on April 8, 2016.  Lois passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living after battling Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years.
Lois was born in Joplin, Missouri to Neil and Madeline Wilson as the older of their two daughters.  Growing up in Kansas City, Lois enjoyed reading and playing violin.  After high school, Lois attended Baker University and graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1948.  Shortly after, she started her career at Chapman Dairy, working as a Chemist.  While working at the dairy, Lois met her soulmate and husband of over 67 years Donald Ray.  Their union was blessed with two daughters, Donna Green and Karla MacRae.  Lois enjoyed being a mother and a wife.  She also enjoyed making a difference in the community.  She was a Girl Scout leader, serving in that position for over 20 years and supervising camps in many remote areas.  She became a member of the Eastern Star in 1998 and stayed active until mid-2000s.  During those years she served in various positions, ranging from Associate Conductress to Electa.  Lois was creative and enjoyed silver crafting with silver, turquois and onyx.  She used her creative side while volunteering at the Ceramics Department of Kansas City Assisted Living Facility for over 15 years.  Lois inherited the love of outdoors from her parents.  Upon retiring, Lois and Don took countless trips together, many of these dedicated to fishing and hunting.  Lois was a member of Crossroads United Methodist church.
Lois is survived by her husband, Don; daughters: Donna (Randall) Green and Karla MacRae; 4 grandchildren: Darrell (Lori) Osgood, Dwight (Heather) Osgood, Shannon (Jon) Boranyan, and Erin MacRae; 8 great grandchildren: Jacob, Katelyne, AhMonie, Elizabeth, Rachel, Judah, Levi, and Yuri Ray; and many friends and family members.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Dean Williams.
A funeral service will be held on Tues, April 12th at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 S Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO. Interment will follow in Longview Cemetery.

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