Edna M. Gray

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Edna M. Gray, age 91 of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton surrounded by her family. Funeral services for Edna will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Cindy Krause officiating. Burial will be held in New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Online condolences for Edna’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Edna Mae was born August 16, 1925 to August and Sophia (Popenhagen) Moehle in Sumner, IA. She attended country school District #5 in Banks Township near Sumner. After school, Edna began working at home and caring for her family. On June 17, 1951, Edna was united in marriage to her loving husband, Merlyn Gray at St. John’s Lutheran Parsonage in Sumner, IA. The couple made their home outside New Hampton where they began farming together and raised their five children and continued farming for the next 64 years. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton; belonging to many circle groups. Edna enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, and especially enjoyed her time with family and friends. Edna is survived by her children, Judy (Kenny) McEwen of Lake City, MN, Wayne (Shelly) Gray, LeRoy (Roxanne) Gray, Darvin Gray all of New Hampton and Lois (Karen) Gray of Coralville, IA; her eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Harold Gray of Cedar Rapids, IA; sister-in-law, Gladys Lechtenberg of Cedar Falls, IA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 64 years, Merlyn; and her brother, Robert Moehle.

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  1. Edna “Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma” Gray loved to spend time with family and friends, whether for a birthday, baptism, holiday, or just a regular day. She made every occasion special with her delicious, home-made food but, even more importantly, with her kindness and caring. She will be missed tremendously, and we love her so much but are happy she is at peace and reunited with Dad in Heaven.

  2. Judy. So sorry to hear about your mom passing. You have lots of good memories to keep you going. Deb bowers fett

  3. Please accept our sympathy for your loss. It’s so hard to lose a loved one. Cherish your memories.

  4. Sympathy to all of the Gray family. I remember her fondly from many years ago at school and library. She always seemed to have a smile on her face.

  5. So many memories…. where do I begin? Aunt Edna was such a wonderful caring person! I loved coming over to her house for Sunday dinner and the sleepovers!! You will be missed dearly Edna. Say hi to Merlyn for me. RIP

  6. To the Gray Family: I have so many good memories of Edna & Merlyn. I always got eggs from them and they were super neighbors. We had many good visits over the years. She is now at peace and with Merlyn. May God Bless You.

  7. Judy and family, so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Hold all those memories near your heart and she will always be with you. Thoughts and prayers to all.

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