Evelyn M. Gray (1922 - 2011)

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INDEPENDENCE - Evelyn M. Gray, 88, of Independence, died on Tuesday, July 12, at the Buchanan County Health Center LTC in Independence.
She was born on Sept. 1, 1922, in Fayette County, the daughter of Wilfred Christian and Mae A. (Mast) Bienfang. She graduated from Orange High School located south of Waterloo, in 1940. On Sept. 18, 1945, she married Melvin Harding Gray at the Bienfang family home near Waterloo. They farmed until retiring.
Mr. Gray preceded her in death in 2002. Mrs. Gray was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Independence. She enjoyed cooking and playing cards (500, Rummy, Pepper, etc.) often at the Independence Senior Center.
Mrs. Gray is survived by four brothers, Kenneth Bienfang of Denver, Harold Bienfang of Jesup, Elvern Bienfang of Robinsdale, Minn., and Arlon Bienfang of Waterloo, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Marcella Bienfang and Wanda Snyder, and two brothers, Wilbur Bienfang and George Bienfang.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call for visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday, July 16, at White Funeral Home.
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Jesup, IA 50648
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 16 to Aug. 16, 2011