May 15, 1934 - December 13, 2016
Ronald Neal Wray, 82, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 13, 2016. He was born May 15, 1934 to Orville K. and Eugenia M. (Neal) Wray in Pickering, Missouri. Ron was a Bearcat at heart, playing football and graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in 1956 with a BS in Industrial Arts and Secondary Education. He went on to receive a MS in Industrial Arts and later obtained his School Administration Certification from University of Northern Iowa. Ron was a talented educator of 40 years, throughout his career teaching elementary through high school physical education, industrial arts and drafting classes across Iowa at Adair-Casey, Treynor, and Waterloo and in Kansas at Tonganoxie and Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee. In addition to teaching, he coached boys and girls grades 5-12 football, basketball and track. He also coordinated the Distributive Educational Clubs of America at SM Northwest and taught drivers education at Bonner Springs High School. Ron had a love for his family, his students, animals, gardening, sports, and especially NWMSU Bearcat football. He also enjoyed operating heavy equipment during his time off in the summer. He proudly served as an Officer in the US Marine Corps and later as a Staff Sargent in the Army National Guard. He is preceded in death by his parents and is lovingly remembered by his wife, Janet (Boucher) Wray of the home, children; Dana Wray, David (Susan) Wray, Michael (Paula) Wray, Lori (Dan) Shattuck, and Karen (Stan) Williams, a host of beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family and close friends. Family will greet friends at 9 am Thursday, December 22, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish at: 900 Ida Street, Lansing, Kansas 66043 with Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 am. Interment at Leavenworth National Cemetery will follow at 12:30 pm. Fond Memories and words of comfort may be shared at: www.CashattFamilyFuneralHome.com.
Ronald Neal Wray, 82, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 13, 2016. He was born May 15, 1934 to Orville K. and Eugenia M. (Neal) Wray in Pickering, Missouri. Ron was a Bearcat at heart, playing football and graduating from... View Obituary & Service Information
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