Marie (Richey) Gray

April 19, 1937 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 82)

Marie Richey Gray passed away April 26, 2019, due to complications from non-Hodgins lymphoma.  She was born April 19, 1937, in West Alexander to the late J. Erville and Thelma Geho Richey. 

Marie was a retired tax collector.  She loved a good card game and her card clubs.  She was an active supporter of the WA United Methodist Church, the WA American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and the McGuffey Food Pantry.  She enjoyed her Class of 1954 and all-WA High School reunions.   She worked the election board for too many years to count and enjoyed working bingo for the WA Firemen.  She always worried about the details and now her worries are over. 

After high school, Marie worked at Hancher’s Truck Stop.  Clem Gray frequented the place and stole Marie’s heart.  They were married for 47 years when Clem died on 7/7/07.  She was also preceded in death by her older brother, Bob, and sister and classmate, Helen. 

Surviving are her children, Scott (Angela) Gray and Karen (John) Saymansky and her joy in her three grandchildren, Aaron, Brennan and Lauren.  Also surviving are her older sister, Ruth Vensel and younger brothers Tom (Linda) Richey and Roy (Donna) Richey, and numerous nieces, nephews, special friends and cherished neighbors. 

Scott & Karen extend their warmest thanks to Marie’s caregivers, Lora and Ruth.  Beyond the outstanding care, their family, including the “the little ones” and “that girl,” made Marie a part of their family.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, May 2, from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm at the West Alexander United Methodist Church and from 10am to the time of the service at 11am on Friday, May 3.  Interment will follow at the West Alexander Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Marie requested donations to the West Alexander Fire Dept., PO Box 208, West Alexander, PA  15376

Funeral arrangements are being held under the direction of Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main Street Claysville Pa. 724-663-7373

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