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Edna M. Gray dies at 91

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Edna M. Gray, age 91 of New Hampton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton surrounded by her family.Funeral services for Edna will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Cindy Kraus officiating. Burial will be held in New Hampton Cemetery.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 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 Memorials may be directed to the family. Edna Mae was born Aug. 16, 1925 to August and Sophia (Popenhagen) Moehle in Sumner. 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. 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, Minn., Wayne (Shelly) Gray, LeRoy (Roxanne) Gray, Darvin Gray all of New Hampton and Lois (Karen) Gray of Coralville; her eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Harold Gray of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law, Gladys Lechtenberg of Cedar Falls, 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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