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Sharon L. Gray

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 10:33 pm

OSWEGO — Sharon L. Gray, 74, of Oswego passed away at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Joyce, in Independence.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1944, to Orville and Thelma (Taylor) Puckett in Columbus. Growing up in Columbus, Sharon graduated from Columbus High School in 1962. 

Following high school, Sharon worked in nursing homes as a certified nursing assistant, a medication aide and an activity director. Sharon was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbus. One of her favorite things to do was visiting Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Sharon’s greatest enjoyment came from spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

On May 29, 1962, Sharon married Wallace L. Gray in Columbus. In 1981, the family moved and made their home in Oswego. Wallace L. Gray Sr. preceded her in death on April 9, 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Wally Gray Jr. and his wife, Shelly, of McCune and Billy Gray and his wife, Krissy, of Oswego; two daughters, Joyce Gray of Independence and Anna Tyree and her husband, Melvin, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Puckett and his wife, Judy, of Baxter Springs; and a sister, Cindy Clough and her husband, Dennis, of Jackson, Tennessee.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Puckett; and a great-granddaughter, Addison Gray.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Assembly of God Church in Oswego. Burial will be in the Oswego Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to help defray funeral costs. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357. 

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