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Mary Elizabeth Ham Ray, Casey County, KY (1932-2018)

October 29, 1932 ~ July 31, 2018 (Age 85)
She was a woman possessed of great inner strengths and accomplishments, a role model for those to follow. After living in Texas, Georgia and Hawaii, she moved to Liberty from Key West, Florida, in 2011. She went back to school in her 40s to achieve her goal of becoming a registered nurse, earning a bachelor's degree in nursing from West Texas State University. She was the widow of John Pearl Ray, Jr, MD, her husband of 34 years. She leaves 14 direct living descendants.
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Mary Elizabeth Ham Ray died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Casey County Hospital Liberty, KY.

Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.


Mary Elizabeth Ham Ray, Casey County, KY (1932-2018)

After living in Texas, Georgia and Hawaii, she moved to Liberty from Key West, Florida, in 2011.

She went back to school in her 40s to achieve her goal of becoming a registered nurse, earning a bachelor's degree in nursing from West Texas State University.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John Pearl Ray Jr., MD; a newborn daughter, Caroline Redd Ray; brother, Brent Holland; and son-in-law, William Streeter.

She is survived by:
  • Her four children - Anne Streeter, Liberty, KY; Julia Williams and Susan Kent Fayetteville, AR; and John Pearl Ray III, Lubbock, TX

  • Her brother - Robert Holland, Seattle, WA
  • Her five grandchildren - Joshua Williams, Kate Williams-Moore, Kim King, Sarah Bull and Braden Bull, all of Fayetteville/Bentonville, AR area

  • Her five great-grandchildren - Kenzie King, Grace Chapman, Calliope Bull, Carmen Bull, and Shea Poppy Bull, all of Fayetteville/Bentonville, AR area.
Send condolences to the family of Mary Elizabeth Ham Ray

The family wishes to thank the superior and compassionate care provided by the staff of Casey County Hospital, Liberty Care Center and Lifeline Health Care of Casey County.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY


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