Saturday, January 12, 2013

Harry Wray and Nina Mildred Stevens Wray

Ad-Express/Iowegian  - 26 January 2001
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  Harry Watson Wray, 90, of Numa died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Centerville Nursing & Rehab Center.
  He was born May 9 1910, in Corydon, the son of Charles and Sarah (Cunningham) Wray.
  He married N. Mildred Stevens June 3, 1936. She preceded him in death Jan. 23.
  Survivors include a son, Ivan Wray and his wife, GailMae, of Numa;p a daughter, Mabeth Natzke and her husband, Gale, of Davenport; three sisters, Katherine Politovich of Oroville, Calif., Nina Stierwalt of Stillwater, Okla., and Juanita Hutson of Vidalia, La.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
  Also preceding him in death were his parents; an infant daughter, Donna Wray; four brothers, Clyde, Tyler, Lee and Eugene Wray; a sister, Bernadine Dykes; and a great-grandson.
    He received his education in a rural Wayne County School. He farmed several farms in Appanoose County and received the Soil Conservation Award in 1950 and 1962. He was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Confidence.
  Joint funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Centerville with the Revs. Bob James, Dale Shadoniz and Robert Pick officiating. Burial will follow in the Livingston Cemetery south of Numa.  Joint visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the New Providence Baptist Church or Livingston Cemetery and contributions may be left at the funeral home.
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  Nina "Mildred" Wray, 88, of Numa died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
  She was born July14, 1912, in Centerville, the daughter of Levi and Minerva (Jennings) Stevens.
  She married Harry Wray June 3, 1946, in Centerville. He survived her at the time of her death.
  Other survivors include a son, Ivan Wray and his wife, GailMae, of Numa; a daughter, Mabeth Natzke and her husband, Gale, of Davenport; two sisters, Leona Keller of Des Moines and Dorothy Reames of Newton; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
   She graduated from Centerville Community Schools and taught school for four years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Confidence and the Women's Missionary Circle.
  Joint funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Centerville with the Revs. Bob James, Dale Shadonix and Robert Pick officiating. Burial will follow in the Livingston Cemetery south of Numa. Joint visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the New Providence Baptist Church or Livingston Cemetery and contributions may be left at the funeral home.

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