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Donna I. Ray, 82, of Mound City, Kan., formerly of Paola, Kan., passed away at Miami County Medical Center Aug. 26, 2014.
Donna was born to Ralph and Mildred Brown Achey on April 11, 1932, in Paola. She married James N. Ray in 1951 and they were blessed with three sons, Dennis, Brad and Rod.
Donna traveled a lot with her husband, would spend six months out of the year in Kansas and six months in Edinburg, Texas. During this time they met a lot of people and counted so many of them as friends. Donna enjoyed her church, Bykota Baptist in Pleasanton, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James who passed in June of 2004.
She is survived by her sons and their wives, Dennis (Kay), Brad (Diane) and Rod (Rochelle) Ray; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 93 N. Park Drive, Mound City.
To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelPaola.com. Penwell-Gabel Paola Chapel, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, KS 66071, (913) 294-2372.

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