Mary Ann Dray, 76, of Delphos passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Sarah Jane Living Center surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on June 22, 1943, in Defiance County to Joseph Ralph Waldman and Dorothy (Lang) Waldman, who preceded her in death.
A 1961 graduate of Ayersville High School, Mary Ann went on to marry the love of her life, John Wesley Dray on Dec. 10, 1976, and spent 43 years together. He survives in Delphos.
She became an LPN before graduating Lima Technical College with a associates degree in nursing in 1984. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Van Wert County Hospital until moving into private practice several years later.
Mary Ann was a member of First Assembly of God in Delphos and spent many years as a volunteer with the church. She loved to cross-stitch and enjoyed having coffee at Jim’s Restaurant with friends. She loved cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Tina Kowalski of Delphos; a son, Joseph Dray of Delphos; stepsons, John (Dee Dee) Dray of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Steven Dray of Atlanta, Georgia; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Dray of Atlanta; a brother, Jim Waldman of Defiance; and sisters Jane (Joe) Imber of Coldwater, Michigan, Karen Odenweller of Delphos and Nancy (John) Eickenberg and Susie Flores of Defiance. She also has three grandchildren, Destiny Dray of Lima and Kasey Kowalski and Jeffery Kowalski of Delphos; and two step-grandchildren, Kelsey (Ryan) Houser of Denver, Colorado, and Hannah (Aaron) Lease of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. Mary Ann was also preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Wayne Schimmoller, who passed away in 2003.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Fred Rowe officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Sarah Jane Living Center.
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