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Ruth M. Gray
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Obituary for Ruth M. Gray

PEORIA HEIGHTS—Ruth M. (Ashford) Gray, 85, of Peoria Heights, died Saturday February 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born July 15, 1932 in Newtown, Mississippi, a daughter of Daniel and Nancy Ashford, Ruth married Joe Gray on October 25, 1948 in Lambert, Mississippi. Joe and Ruth moved to Peoria where they raised their family of ten children, five boys and five girls. He preceded her in death in February, 1995 in Peoria.

Also preceding her in death were two sons, James “Honey,” Jeffery Todd; parents; three brothers; two sisters and one granddaughter.

She leaves to mourn her passing three sons, William (Betty) of Atlanta, GA, Bobby of Bloomington, Duane (Linda) of Peoria; five daughters, Sara, Nancy, Joanne, Patricia and Stephanie (Finas) Brock all of Peoria; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ruth loved being surrounded by her family, sewing, crafts and fishing.

She was a member of the DAV Chapter 2 and the National Order of Alley Cats.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 1505 W. Martin St., Peoria, IL 61605. Pastor Alvin Riley will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

3

Mar

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church

1505 W. Martin St.
Peoria, Illinois 61605

Service

Saturday

3

Mar

10:00 AM
Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church

1505 W. Martin St.
Peoria, Illinois 61605

Cemetery Details

Location

Lutheran Cemetery

914 S. Pleasant Street
Peoria, IL 61604

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