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Obituaries

Obituaries

Katherine Susie Coffman Ray 1914 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Katherine Susie Coffman Ray, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Ray died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Nov. 18, 1914, in rural Jefferson County, the daughter of William O. and Dollie Bell Foster Coffman. She attended schools in Jefferson County, and moved to the Lawrence area in 1934. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.Mrs. Ray was a homemaker, and assisted her husband in the operation of Ray's Garage and Auto Salvage.She married Orville Lee Ray on Oct. 26, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death July 26, 2000.She also was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a great-grandson.Survivors include two sons, Bill and wife Sharon, Lawrence, and Gary, Tempe, Ariz.; two daughters, Betty Fenstemaker and husband Alan, Ocala, Fla., and Violet Thygesen and husband Wayne, Chandler, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Hospice or Alzheimer's Association, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.