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1946 Martha 2021

Martha Ray

April 12, 1946 — April 20, 2021

Martha Gibson Ray

Born:  April 12, 1946

Passed:  April 20, 2021

Daughter:  Sarah Rebecca Ray

Parents:  Doris Ink Ray and Theodore B. Ray, Jr.

Grandparents:  Hazel Dixon Ray and Theodore B. Ray, Sr. & Doris Smith Ink and Joseph Ink

Siblings:  Theodore Burt Ray III (passed 11/3/2017), Robert Charles Ray, Laura Elizabeth Ray, Peter Frances Ray

Brother-in-Law:  Josh Stevens

Gavin Schill’s “My Little Friend”

Loving Daycare mother to:

Christina and Giacomo                                   Ryan

Alli                                                      Patrick, Danny and Kelly

Ashley                                                 Peter, Grace and George

Anthony                                              Jori and Staci

Brian                                                   Stacey and Rachel

Corey                                                  Annie and Kristen

Courtney                                             Daniel

Kasey                                                  Timmy and Brian

John                                                     Renee

Sara, Naomi and Ben                          Laura

Kaitlin                                                 Stephen and Kyle

Matthew                                              Beth and Daniel

Jeremy                                                 Mireille, John, Daniel and Michael

Andrew                                               Yoshita

James                                                   Eric

Stephanie                                            Sean and Kelly

Lauren and Anne                                Alexander, Veronique, Valerie and Olivier

Ayaka                                                  Eric and Evan


Loving foster mother to Joseph Jean Paul and Gertie Guy.

Host of other relatives and friends.

Graduated from North Allegheny Jr. Sr. High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1965.

Did missionary work with the Navajo Indians in Ganado Arizona in 1965.

Did missionary work with the people of Haiti in 1966 – know as “La Belle Martha.”

Graduated from Central School of Practical Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio in 1969.

Member and supporter of Christ Episcopal Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio since 1969.

Traveled to Iceland, Ireland, and Europe.

Did Irish dancing with the Murphy Irish Arts Center.

At Christ Episcopal Church, Martha helped prepare food for charitable outreach for three Saturdays every month, baked bread for hospitality bags, helped with the St. Herman’s Lunch Ministry, was a member of the Daughters of the King, served as an Usher and Reader and Acolyte, participated in Bible Study, participated in the Prayer Shawl Ministry, and helped with the “What’s Your 200 Campaign” by collecting 200 new or gently used children’s books to be given to various organizations.  Martha’s car bumper sticker:  God Loves You, No Exceptions.

A Memorial Service and life celebration will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 202690, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 or donate online at press the green "Give" tab.  Go to the dropdown menu and select "Memorial Gift".

Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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