Evelyn Beatrice (Dickerhoff) Wray

April 21, 1922 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old

Evelyn Wray Obituary

Evelyn Beatrice Wray, 101, Peru, Indiana, passed away on December 18, 2023, in her
home surrounded by loving family.

Born April 21, 1922 at Macy, Indiana, she was the daughter of William Henry and Myrtle
Belle (Walters) Dickerhoff.  

On November 16, 1941, in Mexico, Indiana, she married Hugh Frederick Wray, and he preceded in her in death on January 19, 2001.

Evelyn grew up on a farm near Chili in Northern Miami County. As a young girl, her job was
stirring the milk to cool it in the springhouse, but she was often found with a chick or some
other baby animal. She grew to be a wonderful homemaker, painter, egg artist, and
seamstress at home and for a drapery shop. She was a member of the Mexico Church of
the Brethren including Women’s Fellowship.  She was exceptionally talented at storytelling
and making others feel welcomed and loved. She supported family in all ways, even to
being willing to bait her own hook with her avid fisherman husband, as long he wanted to do
without her rolling out pie dough the next morning. Yes, he always chose pie!

Survivors include her daughter Sondra Lee (Richard) Bowman, Logansport; son Gary Lynn
(Chris) Wray, Peru, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Scott (Brenda) Bowman, Steven (Lorie)
Bowman, Teresa (Bradley) Rody, Laura (Jeremy) Flaherty, Leslie (John) Flynn, Daniel
(Cecily) Walden, and Josh (Charity) Walden; fifteen great-grandchildren, Devin (Brooke)
Bowman, Carson (Bailey) Rody, Ashlyn (Chad) Elliott, and Kaden Rody,
Fionnegan and Eamon Flaherty, Aubrey and Brayden Flynn, Justice, Tinley, Honor and
Haven Walden, Lee and Shania Arthur, and Kim (Jim) Borelli; and great-great grandchildren,
Kasen, Jerrik, Kenya, Makai, and Makenna. Other family that preceded in death include
daughter Sharon Loretta, Brent Allen Bowman, Dana Lytle, Carri McCuan and Cade Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023, at Mexico Church
of the Brethren, Mexico, Indiana, with Pastor Aaron Gross officiating.  Burial will follow in
Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Greenlawn Cemetery. 

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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December 22, 2023

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Funeral Service
December 22, 2023

4:30 PM


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