Marguerite B. Gray, 99, Lyndon: May 1, 1917 – June 26, 2016

LYNDON, Kan. – Marguerite (Beatty) Gray, 99, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born on May 1, 1917, in Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Carl and Vesta Burkdoll Beatty.

Marguerite grew up in Lyndon, and had lived in Wichita, Kan., and Chicago, Ill., before moving back to Lyndon.

She worked in the aircraft plants in Wichita during World War II, and then worked as a waitress and restaurant manager most of her life.

On Sept. 23, 1982, Marguerite was married to Tom Gray, in Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents, Carl and Vesta; a stepdaughter, Patricia Grzybowski; two brothers, Noble Beatty and Clayton Beatty; and two sisters, Ferne Beal and Hazel Christiason.

Marguerite is survived by her stepdaughter, Barbara Gray, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; brother, Charles (Viola) Beatty, Lyndon; sister, Virginia Kersten, Lyndon; step-granddaughter, Michelle Wilcox; and godchild, Debbie Spears.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, in Lyndon. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Flint Hills, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.


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