Dorothy Irene Ray


    Dorothy Irene Ray of Potosi, Missouri was born on Friday, August 31, 1934 in Springfield, Missouri to Alma and Roy Woods and passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 23 days.


    Dorothy accepted the Lord at a young age and served Him faithfully throughout her life.
    She graduated from Bourbon High School in 1952 and went on to Airline Stewardess School. She worked for a short while at Mallinckrodt Chemical Company and McDonnell Douglas.
    She married Harold M. Ray at the Cross Roads Baptist Church in Leasburg, Missouri on her birthday, August 31, 1956.
    Dorothy always felt her main vocation in life was that as a housewife and mother.
    She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for over 25 years.  She also served every summer in Vacation Bible School.  She loved quilting and gardening. Few know this, but one of her favorite pastimes, while her husband was traveling, was painting various pictures.  All her children were given her paintings.
    Dorothy loved watching butterflies and hummingbirds at her feeders. She and Harold would sit and spend time together identifying birds in their yard by using a wildlife guidebook.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Roy Woods; parents-in-law, Harold W. and Lucille Ray; brother, Robert Thomas; and brothers-in-law, Bud Strauser and Ed Woodruff.
    She is survived by her husband, Harold M. Ray of Potosi, Missouri; children, Marian J. Rousan of St. Louis, Missouri, Mitchell Ray and wife Jeanie of Gerald, Missouri, Danielle Ray of Potosi, Missouri and Vanessa Eckhoff (Dane Cheek) of Belleview, Missouri; sister, Carolyn Strauser of Springfield, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Gail and Neal Stephens of Leasburg, Missouri and Joan Woodruff of Sullivan, Missouri; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Cross Roads Baptist Church in Leasburg, Missouri with Pastor Lane Allen officiating.
    Burial immediately followed at the Cross Roads Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.