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Rosalie Gray

November 23, 1935 — December 4, 2019


Funeral services for Ida Rosalie Gray, age 84, of Kahoka, were held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Peaksville Christian Church with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial followed in the Revere Cemetery.

Rosalie Gray passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the RCF at the Clark Co. Nursing Home.

Friends could call Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Friday. Family received friends from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the Peaksville Christian Church or the Revere Cemetery.

Ida Rosalie Gray, age 84, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2019 at the Residential Care Facility of the Clark Co. Nursing Home.

Rosalie was born November 23, 1935 in Athens, MO, the only child of Russell "Tom" and Wanetta Laughlin Gray.

She graduated from Revere High School in 1953 and on January 8, 1955, was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Gray. He preceded her in death on February 6, 2012.

Survivors include two daughters, Vickie (Kent) Harness of Revere, MO and Tamara (Roger) Smith of Keokuk, IA; three grandchildren: Daniel (Tanya) Harness of Revere, MO, Lindy (John) Harmon of Revere, MO and Curtis (Andrea) Smith of Urbandale, IA; eight great-

grandchildren: Taylor and Christopher Pilcher, Ethan and Owen Harness, Kiersten and Kiernan Harmon, and Landon and Carter Smith; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gale and Donna Gray of Revere, MO, and Sharon Gray of Kahoka, MO; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Ruby Gray; two brothers-in-law, Arnold "Pete" and Wilma Gray and Gary Gray.

She was a faithful servant to her church, Peaksville Christian Church, from the time she was a little girl helping her mother clean the church, going out as a teenager and picking up corn to help pay for heating the church, and spent endless hours on her knees, cleaning and scrubbing its’ floors. She worked hard in many areas of the church, mainly behind the scenes without expecting any recognition.

Rosalie was a devoted farm wife and mother. She enjoyed caring for her family, putting in a large garden and preserving it for their needs. Hospitality was important to her as well as a happy home, and her door and table were always ready to include others. She used her resources well and was an excellent seamstress and tailor and shared her talents as a 4-H leader. In later years, Rosalie team drove with Kenny with their business Ken Rose Trucking.

When it became necessary for Kenny and Rosalie to move to the RCF in Kahoka and following his loss, she never lost her hospitality and compassion. She was caring and a willing listener to anyone who walked through her door and always included them in her prayers.

Rosalie was fortunate to have a special relationship with each of her grandchildren and was able to attend many of their events, school and church, and they enjoyed many happy times together. Not only were the grandchildren able to spend many hours at the farm with grandpa and grandma but even the great grandchildren were able to experience a close relationship with her.

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Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.


Friday, December 06, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 07, 2019
10:30 AM

Peaksville Christian Church

Peaksville, MO

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