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 William James Bray

William James Bray

Birth
Burns, Marion County, Kansas, USA
Death 2 Sep 2006 (aged 94)
Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, USA
Burial Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 103782193 · View Source
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William J. Bray 1911-2006
William J. Bray, 94, of Great Bend, died Sept. 2, 2006, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.

He was born Dec. 8, 1911, at Burns, the son of Rupert E. and Maggie Jane Corfman Bray.

He married Ruth V. Schulz on Jan. 20, 1946, in Lincoln County. She died March 4, 2003.

He was a teacher and principal in several Kansas schools including Dighton, La Crosse and Great Bend. He retired in 1977 after 39 1/2 years of teaching. He was a resident of Great Bend since 1958, coming from La Crosse.

Mr. Bray was a member of First Christian Church, IOOF Lodge, Kiwanis, Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society,
the Retired Teachers Association and Boy Scouts of America.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Marie Bray of Wichita and Vivian Jane Bray of Longmont, Colo.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wylie Rupert Bray, one stepbrother, Jacob Alexander Merryfield, and one sister, Lorena Evelyn Bray.


Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at First Christian Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend, with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Camp Kanza or the First Christian Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525

Great Bend Kansas Tribune, Sept. 3, 2006


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  • Created by: smurph
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103782193
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William James Bray (8 Dec 1911–2 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103782193, citing Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by smurph (contributor 46896066) .