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Leafhie Mae Gray, 92, Savannah, MO

Leafhie Mae Gray, 92, of Savannah, Missouri formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, at LaVerna Village Nursing Home.

Leafhie Mae Gray, 92, of Savannah, Missouri formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, at LaVerna Village Nursing Home.

Leafhie was born September 10, 1920, in Melrose, Ohio, to Charles Allen and Nora Ellen (Cotterman) Gillette. She was a member of Hillcrest Bible Church and attended Hosanna Fellowship. She had been a homemaker, worked at Abersold Green House, and Noma Lites. She was an ordained minister and worked in Nursing Home Ministry.

In 1947, Leafhie and her husband started a radio program in Atchison, Kansas and also was involved in other various radio programs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lon Whitfield Gray, parents; daughter, Rebekah Lou Simpson, son, Donald Lee Gray; one brother, Frank Gillette and one sister, Mary Waggoner.

Survivors include her daughters, Mical Parker (Ron), Linda Watkins (Weldon); sons, Larry Gray (Nancy) and Lonnie Gray (Vickie); sister, Helen Clear and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Service 1:00 p.m. Monday at Hosanna Fellowship, 17290 US Highway 71 North. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Leafhie Gray Memorial Fund in care of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO.

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