Mary Lou Louise Ray

NEW TROY — Mary Lou Louise Ray (nee Pletcher), 82, of New Troy, Mich., passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
She was born December 20, 1936. Her parents were Lloyd and Faye (nee Willingham) Pletcher.

On August 9, 1958, she married Charles N. Ray in Three Oaks, Mich., where they lived for 40 years, moving to New Troy, Mich., in 1998.

She lived her whole life in Berrien County, attending New Troy High School. She was a member of the New Troy Brethren Church. She professed Jesus Christ as her Saviour and tried always to do His will.

She held various jobs in her life time, but her most important one was wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. 
In passing she leaves behind a son, Curtis Allen Ray; a daughter, Rebecca (Erik) Shriber; two grandsons, Joshua Ray Shriber, and Wyatt James Shriber. 
Preceding her in death are her parents Lloyd and Faye; husband, Charles; son, Lloyd Ray; and brother, James L. Pletcher. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at

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