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THE WESTERN STAR, 7 February 1913
Mrs. W. J. Ray Passes Away at Her Home Near Wilmore.

Mrs. W. J. Ray died at 6:30 a.m. on last Saturday, February 1, 1913, at her home 6 miles northeast of this city. She had been in poor health for about two years, but a week before her death, she became worse and
rapidly failed up to the hour of departure. At her bedside were her husband and all of her children except her son, Charles, who was in California, and her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Wilmore, whose home is in Del
Norte, Colo. Charles arrived Monday evening, but Mrs. Wilmore could not be present, Mr. and Mrs. Emery, parents of Mrs. Ray, also came in time for the funeral. The services were held Tuesday morning in the Baptist church at Wilmore and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Marcus O. Clemmons. A large number of relatives and friends were present and drove to the Coldwater cemetery, where the body was laid to rest. Many beautiful flowers attested to the great love with which Mrs. Ray was regarded by her neighbors and friends.

Margueritte Alverna Emery was born in Hopeville, Clark county, Iowa, on June 25, 1862. She became a Christian at the age of 14 years. She was united in marriage to Willis J. Ray at Clearfield, Iowa, June 30th,
1881. To this union were born three daughters and seven sons, all of whom survive her except one daughter. Her husband, parents and two sisters also mourn her loss. After her marriage, she united with the
Baptist church and remained a consistent and faithful member of this society throughout her life. She was an affectionate companion, a devoted and loving mother and homemaker and a true friend to all.

To the bereaved family, now weighted down with the burden of this great sorrow, the sincere sympathy of many friends is extended. They are pointed to the Great Comforter who has promised to help make our loads
lighter and our burdens easier. We have the assurance that with those who love God, "He doeth all things well."
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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