Virginia Ray 1922-2015


Virginia Ross Ray, 93, formerly of Ligonier, Pa., died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at F.W. Huston Senior Living Center at Winchester.

She was born Jan. 16, 1922, at New Florence, Pa., the daughter of Robert A. and Nevada Snodgrass Ross. She graduated from Ligonier High School and Grace Martin Secretarial School in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church at Ligonier.

Virginia was a secretary for Gulf Oil Co. in Pittsburgh. At Ligonier she worked with her late husband, Glenn, to establish and operate Glenn F. Ray Insurance and Real Estate.

She married Glenn F. Ray in 1946 at Ligonier. He died in 2007. She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Edith Ross, Nora Muir, Evelyn Matson, Loraine Murphy and Roberta Reed.

Survivors include three daugh­ters, Joyce (Michael) Bussler, Pittsburgh, Pa., Marjorie (Richard) Lauger, Luverne, Minn., and Carol (Jim) Braum, Valley Falls; a son, Kevin Ray, Georgetown, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grand­children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at the Winchester Reformed Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. In­urnment will be held at a later date at Ligonier Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church or to F.W. Huston Senior Living Center, sent in care of Mer­cer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088. Online condolences are welcome at


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