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Rusty Ray

d. March 16, 2009


Rusty R. Ray, age 36, of Luray, MO, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home.

He was born September 24, 1972, in Keokuk, IA, a son of Larry and Jeannie Adamson Ray.

He married Wendy Ash and they were the parents of Jayvin and Ashlyn. He later married

Nichole DeBuhr on March 29, 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Nichole, of Kahoka; his mother, Jeannie Ray of Luray; grandparents, Billy and Betty Ray of Luray; his children, Jayvin and Ashlyn Ray of Kahoka; two step children, Robert and D. J. Anderson of Kahoka; a brother, Dusty Ray and his companion, Carla Soper of Luray; a sister, Tyann Jury and her companion, Dave Bentler, of Fort Madison; aunts and uncles: Sharon Hopp of Kahoka, Terry Ray and Darrel Dean of Kahoka, Mary Dieterich of Luray, Larry and Nancy Admson of Kahoka, and Carl and Janet Adamson of Fairfield, IA; nieces and nephews: Audrey McKinney, Trevor Ray, Wyatt Ray, Dakota Ray, Tyler Brammer, Dillan Brammer, Dalanie Jury and Cohyn Jury; great aunts and uncles; cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father on June 21, 2008; his grandparents, James and Neva Adamson, and two uncles, Roy and Jerry Ray.

Rusty was a 1991 graduate of Revere High School. He was baptized as a youth in the Luray Baptist Church and later became a member of the Wyaconda Christian Church.

Rusty had been employed at Sommers and Sons Sawmill until becoming disabled in September of 2007. He loved hunting, fishing, hunting arrowheads, collecting swords and antique coca cola products, and was an avid history buff. He loved spending time with his children and his dogs, Duke and Honey Bunny.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 19,

2009, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastors Shawn McAfee and Debra Letcher officiating. Burial was in Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers were suggested to the family.

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