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Becky Ray

May 2, 1954 February 16, 2020
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Rebecca Sue Ray, 65, of Bucyrus, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born May 2, 1954 in Bucyrus to the late Robert F. and Reba E. “Betty” (Harris) Johnson and was a 1972 graduate of Wynford High School. Becky worked a short time at Vasil’s before taking a job at GE. This is where she met Jack Ray, and on February 4, 1978 they were married. While at GE, Becky was highly respected and committed to anything she put her mind to. She made the company a better place and retired following 38 years of employment.

Becky was a longtime member of the former Epworth UMC, singing in both the Chancel and Wesley Choirs. She assisted with meals and other tasks helpful to the church. Becky had a big heart for cats and did her part to care for more than the typical human being might dare. Becky not only had compassion for cats; she loved helping her fellow man. She often sponsored kids at Christmas and once picked up 75 blankets from Walmart, simply giving them to others in need. At a young age, she was taught to cook and bake by her parents. With these skills, as well as researching online recipes, cookbooks or exchanging recipes with family, she created some masterpiece meals and sweets when family gathered for picnics and holidays. Sugar cookies were always a family favorite.

She and Jack did a lot of shopping, with Walmart being their most traveled destination. They enjoyed trips to Niagara Falls, Amish Country, visits to antique malls, and spent many years attending the Wyandot County Fair. Becky was a collector of owls, Barbie dolls and Fenton glass. When not on the go, she liked to relax in front of the TV watching the Andy Griffin Show or M*A*S*H and even watched NASCAR with Jack.

She will be deeply missed by Jack, her husband of 42 years; son, Kevin Ray; stepchildren, Timothy (Shannon) Ray and Annette (Matt) Grafmiller; grandchildren, Chase (Kaylee) Ray, Codie Ray, Bailey Ray, and Abby Grafmiller; two great grandchildren, Adrianna and Havana; siblings, Marian Johnson and Richard Johnson; sister-in-law, Sue (Gene) Ballard; brother-in-law, Ronnie (Suzann) Ray; her aunt, Lucile McBride; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bobby Ray and his wife, Sharon.

Her family will receive friends from 11-12:55 pm Friday, February 21 at Wise Funeral Service, where her funeral will begin that day at 1:00 pm with Pastor Becky Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Contributions can be made payable to Jack Ray, who will distribute them among various organizations and these donations will be accepted through the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy are encouraged to be shared on her Tribute Wall.

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Visitation

Friday

21

Feb

11:00 AM 2/21/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:55 PM 2/21/2020 12:55:00 PM
Wise Funeral Service

129 W. Warren Street
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Wise Funeral Service
129 W. Warren Street Bucyrus 44820 OH
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

21

Feb

1:00 PM 2/21/2020 1:00:00 PM
Wise Funeral Service

129 W. Warren Street
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Wise Funeral Service
129 W. Warren Street Bucyrus 44820 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

835 Kaler Avenue
Bucyrus, OH 44820

835 Kaler Avenue Bucyrus 44820 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Jack Ray (to be distributed between Becky's favorite charities)

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