Obituaries

Obituaries

Carl A. Spray 1921 - 2012 Lawrence

Services for Carl A. Spray, 90, Lawrence, will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Reverend Kent Winters-Hazelton officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Spray died Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence.
Carl was born February 26, 1921 in Douglas County, the son of Chester and Hattie Jones Spray. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1939. He worked for Kraft Implement for 10 years and farmed until he retired in 2000. He served as a director for Farmers Co-Op, and on a committee of Douglas County Extension. He was a director on Federal Land Bank, ACC Committee, and Soil Conservation, and on Wakarusa Kaw Drainage District. Carl was a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and member of the Sertoma Club of Lawrence. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as an elder.
Carl was married to Miriam Kraft, daughter of Chris and Rose Nuffer Kraft, on October 3, 1942, in Lawrence. Miriam survives at Presbyterian Manor.
Other survivors include two sons, Gary Spray and wife Kate, of Topeka, Larry Spray and wife Tammy, of Lawrence; four grandsons, Jason and wife Sarah, of Lawrence, Justin and wife Tuesday, of Parkville, MO, Eric, of Madison, WI, and Cory, of Topeka; three great-grandchildren, Freeman, Ellis, and Gabriel.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6-7 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to the Presbyterian Good Samaritan Fund, Lawrence Humane Society, and Visiting Nurses in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.