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To be missed forever by her family and friends, Rayna J. Humason passed away April 7, 2013, after struggling with a rare blood disorder. Rayna was born in Girard, Ohio to Rayner and Margaret Torrence and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James, and sister, Ann.
Rayna enrolled in Kent State University in September 1954, where she met David Humason. In 1958 Rayna graduated with honors as an "outstanding student in elementary education." Following graduation she and Dave were married and in 1963 settled in Toledo.
Most of Rayna's teaching career, which spanned thirty plus years, was in Toledo. Having taught in several elementary schools, the balance of her career was spent developing and teaching the 'Horizons Program' for gifted students. She teamed with others to take the 'Invention Convention Program' nationwide. Throughout her life she brought and taught happiness, peace and knowledge to her students, friends and especially to her family.
Rayna was also known in the region for her talent in the art of silhouette cutting. She was often referred to as the "Silhouette Lady." Much of her artwork can be found today in private homes throughout the community.
The most significant part of Rayna's life was her family; husband, David; children, Paul (Sue), Jean (Dave Adams), Eric (Sherri), Stuart and Jeff (Nikki), and 19 grandchildren. All brought her great happiness, joy and pride.
Rayna will be remembered for her grace, compassion and generosity. Friends will be received at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, on Friday, April 12th from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a memorial service following at 5:00 p.m.
Walter Funeral Home - Toledo
4653 Glendale Avenue Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013