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 Barbara Ann <I>McNutt</I> Ray

Barbara Ann McNutt Ray

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Feb 2009 (aged 75)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Plot In The Garden Of Allegiance
Memorial ID 36911819 · View Source
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My Mother.
Born to parents Marshall B. and Ethel E. Henneinke McNutt in Chicago, Illinois; the first of two children; also a brother, William. In her early childhood her father, after meeting and becoming friends with Paul B. Elder, he decided to move to the Northwest Ohio / Williams County area with the Paul B. Elder Pharmacuetical Company Of Bryan. Lived there through her teen years, graduated from Bryan High School in 1952.
In 1953 she met my father while in Fort Wayne and later was married on September 18, 1954.
She had three children; Steven, Sue Ann, and David. She was a house mom most of the time until 1967 when she took a job driving a school bus for our Fort Wayne Community Schools.
On May 13, 1969 our father unexpectedly passed away leaving her to raise us three children. It wasn`t the easiest of times, but she managed to do a pretty good job of raising us while doing the bus driving job. As the years went on, things got a little better. On June 1, 1986, her father passed away after injuries suffered in a fall. Later the same year her daughter got married.
In 1990, she welcomed her first grandchild, a granddaughter named Alexandrea . In 1992 her mother began showing signs of forgetfulness and eventually in 1998 she had to be put in assisted care where she passed away in September 1999.
In November, 2004 my Mom retired from her FWCS bus driving job she loved after 37 years. On February 25, 2009 she passed away after being in and out of the hospital for a year and a half with problems the doctors just never seemed capable of treating her for, the last six months of her life having to receive kidney dialysis.
She leaves behind Her son Steven, daughter Sue Ann, son David and his wife Waynette; her grand-daughter Alexandrea Ann, great grand-daughter Adelina Ann, Her brother William F. McNutt and his wife Maryann and her Sister In Law Patricia Goff and many cousins, nephews and nieces. Also her dog Pepper, cats Beuwlah "The Mewer" and big, fluffy ♥ Butch ♥.
She is very deeply missed by all of us and it is very difficult with her not being here.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Butch, The Big Fluffy Cat Passed Away On December 11, 2010. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

A Very Special Thanks Goes Out To Darlene♥ For Sponsoring My Mother`s Memorial Page.

Barbara Ann Ray, 75, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital. Born Jan. 5, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Marshall B. and Ethel (Henneinke) McNutt. She was a bus driver with Fort Wayne Community Schools from 1967 to 2004 and a member of American Legion Post 241. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and her pets. "She was a loving mother, friend and co-worker. She was the best mother anyone could ask for." Surviving are her children, Steven M. Ray of Fort Wayne, David (Waynette) Ray of Athens, Texas and Sue Reed of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Alexandrea Reed; great-granddaughter, Adelina Reed; brother, William F. (Maryann) McNutt, Alexandria, Va.; sister-in-law, Patricia Goff of Fort Wayne; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Ray. Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to the A.S.P.C.A.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on February 27, 2009

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Gravesite Details Married September 18, 1954.
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Ann McNutt Ray (5 Jan 1934–25 Feb 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36911819, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Steve (contributor 47117038) .