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Verner Marie Ray

Verner Marie Ray, age 82, of Delta, Ohio passed away, Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at The Fulton County Health Center. She was born March 15, 1933 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Fred J. and Rubie (Clanton) Ellis. On November 17, 1951, she married her beloved husband, James Doyle Ray. They were married 61 years. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2012.

In her early years, Marie worked for the State Hospital in Toledo in housekeeping. She also worked as a waitress at Morgan's Lookout in Sylvania, and retired in 1995 from Kohler Manufacturing in Toledo.

Marie enjoyed shopping and collecting antiques. She will be remembered as a wonderful cook who loved family gatherings and spoiling her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Dave (Cheryl) Ray and Pat (Cathy) Ray; grandchildren, AJ Ray (and good friend, Charlene), Aaron Ray, Jamie (James) Banks, Megan (Carl) Miley, Ryan Ray, and Nathan Ray; great-grandson, Noah Banks; as well as her sister, Catherine Bruton; brother, Raymond Ellis; sisters-in-law, Nancy, Janice, Dot, Ann Ellis, Ruby, LouAnn, Edna Ray; brother-in-law, Fred Ray; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, James, Marie was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Joannie, Dorothy, Martha, Greg, Bernard, John, Michael, Charlie and Fred.

Family and friends may gather Saturday, November 7th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Memorial Service will begin at 4:00 p.m. with Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Residence: Delta, Ohio

Visitation: Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Memorial Service: Saturday, November 7th at 4:00 pm in the Funeral Home

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She was not only my grandma but my one true love, she held my whole heart. I miss her dearly, however I I know that she is finally at peace and is back to being the life of the party in heaven. If Jesus gets to hear some of the jokes and songs we got to hear he will be cracking up for along long time- Her heart was genuine and pure- and her mind full of good advice- she was the strongest woman I have ever known, with everything she survived she was a true fighter- I hope that I can become half the person she was- I love you Mimi- and even though you are no longer here physically, I know you are still with me, watching, guiding, and protecting me- all my heart and love to you forever- AJ

AJ Ray Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM

Dave, Cheryl and families, We are sorry for your loss. God has gained another angel in heaven with him. We pray for comfort for all of you during this time. Know that she is resting peacefully now in heaven but will always be with you. May God's love be with you during this time and the days to come. Love, Cathy and Tim

Cathy and Tim Dancer Oct 29 2015 12:00 AM