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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Frances Wray 1921 - 2007 Lawrence

Private family services for Mary Frances Wray, 86, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Mrs. Wray died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.She was born June 23, 1921, in Sedalia, Mo., the daughter of George and Nell Van Zandt Penisten. She graduated from Boonville High School in Boonville, Mo. She was a resident of Lawrence since 1947.Mrs. Wray was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She was a member of Boonville High School Alumni Association and First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.She married Harold Wray on July 14, 1950, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Barbara Dickerson and husband Richard, Overland Park; two sons; Mike and wife Kathy, Temecula, Calif., and Mark and wife Patty, Lisle, Ill.; and four grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Church and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association of the Greater Kansas City Area, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Wray.