Dorothy C. Gray

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TROY - Dorothy C. Gray, 91, of Troy, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Koester Pavilion. She was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Piqua to the late John and Etta Mary (Miller) Schimmel. She married Charles Gray, who preceded her in death May 3, 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Lonnie) Parrott of Troy; a son, Lee (Carrie) Eleyet Jr. of Mechanicsburg; three stepsons, William (Karen) Gray of Indiana, James (Betsy) Gray of Piqua, Jeffrey (Diane) Gray of Minnesota; two stepdaughters, Dr. Bonnie L. (Darwin) Gray Hendel of Minnesota, Rebecca (David) Petersime of Springfield; four grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; six great- grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several step-great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Cromes, of Piqua.
She was preceded in death by a great grandson, nine brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Gray was a graduate of Piqua Central High School and retired as a cashier from the Kroger Company following 23 years of working with their stores in Piqua, Troy and Sidney. She was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church and enjoyed cooking.
A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Forest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Chalk officiating. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
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Published in Piqua Daily Call on Mar. 17, 2013