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Jo Ann (Valentie) Ray

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Service: 10:00am Fri. July 26th, 2019
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

Ray, (Valentie) Jo Ann, 90, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning July 21st, 2019. One of five children, she was born and raised in Springfield and traveled the world with her family, making a happy home in three countries. Jo and her family eventually settled in Memphis, where she spent 43 years involving herself in numerous civic and community organizations. In 2011 Jo moved back to Springfield near her extended family and the place where she met Leonard, her beloved husband of 57 years. Jo was a wife, mother, homemaker, artist and a talented decorator. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard G. Ray; daughter, Stephanie Ray West; brother, Louis “Dode” Valentie; and youngest sister, Valerie Michelle Valentie. She is survived by a son, Leonard G. (Susan) Ray Jr., daughter Courtenay M. (John Geis) Ray; six grandchildren, Lauren Meredith (Joe) Maldonado, Joseph Nicholas West, Brian Alexander West, Michael Christopher West, Stephen Paul Ray, and Nicholas Leonard Ray; two great grandchildren, Caleb Joseph and Cameryn Paige West; and two sisters, Donna Valentie Glassey and Rosemary Valentie Asebrook. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Teresa Church. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the church. Burial will be held in St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Courtney, Len, and all the family - what a special person your mom was. It was a blessing for us to get to know her a little better the past few years. Our prayers are with you all.

- Sue & Matt Curtis, Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

Courtenay, Donna and I were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your mom. We so enjoyed spending time with her at your wedding and deeply appreciated her visit to Marianjoy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, even though we’re not able to be there with you.

- George and Donna Geis, Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

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