Barbara E. Wray, 79, of Rittman, formerly of Chippewa Lake, went home with her husband, Dean, to be with the Lord on Friday, February 7, 2014. She was born April 23, 1934 in West Virginia to Chester and Truby (Blankenship) Allen, Sr. and lived most of her life in the Chippewa Lake/Rittman area.
Barb married Dean Wray on September 17, 1957 and they had been happily married for 56 years. She was a homemaker and member of Rittman Community Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling and collecting dolls.
Surviving are sons, Karry Wray of Cleveland, Billy Wray of Pennsylvania, Joey (Lisa) Wray of Seville and David Wray of Pennsylvania; daughter, Debra (Larry) Richmond of Homerville; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy (Shirley) Allen of Seville, Chester Allen, Jr. of Medina, Jerry (Jorgia) Allen of Westfield and Randy (Isis) Allen of Medina; and sister, Mary Allen of Medina.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean Wray; brothers, Danny and Tommy Allen; and sisters, Virginia Wilmoth, Pam Newberger, and Diane Brown.
Service will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Auble Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman with Rev. John W. Castle officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman at a later date. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12 at the funeral home.
For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rittman Community Free Will Baptist Church, P. O. Box 16, Rittman OH 44270 or to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collections Center Dr., Chicago IL 60693.