Marjory Jeannette Poole Ray


ALEXANDRIA [mdash] Marjory "Marge" Jeannette (Staudacher) Poole Ray, 100, Alexandria, went to laugh with the angels on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
She was born May 9, 1918, to Walter and Katherine (Feineaur) Staudacher in Bay City, Michigan. She graduated from Handy High School and received a degree from the General Motors Institute as a Comptometer operator. Marjory was a Michigan Women's Division Champion Archer and hunted alongside famed archer Fred Bear. She was a member and served as president of the Alexandria Art Circle, Aesop Club, Federated Women, Tri Kappa, and the Alexandria Library Board. Marjory was a Neighborhood Chairman for the Girl Scouts as well as a Cub Scout leader. She was the first woman in Indiana to obtain a Real Estate Brokers license. She was also a licensed Insurance Agent. Marjory enjoyed her years as editor of the Alexandria Times Tribune. In addition, she ran for several political posts during her years as a resident of Alexandria.
She is survived by her children, Roger Poole of Montgomery, Alabama, Joyce Lait of Louisville, Kentucky, Penny (George) Stewart of Marion, and Suzanne (Joe) Remington of Alexandria; granddaughters, Susan (Chuck) Gambrell of Pike Road, Alabama, Sherri (Ryan) Davidson of Wetumpka, Alabama, Marcie George (Shawn Everitt) of Alexandria, and Ande Remington (Donnie Martin) of Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Jasmine George (Paul Stanley) and Eric George, all of Raleigh, North Carolina, Lee Ellis (Kenzie Corya) of Muncie and Trever Harpel of Elwood; sisters-in-law, Lee and Mary Jane Staudacher; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Myron C. Poole, in 1967; and her second husband, Murl Ray, in 2006.
Services honoring Marge's life, faith and legacy will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Lutheran Church of Our Blessed Savior, 309 W. Washington St., Alexandria, with Pastor Kal Rissman officiating. Private interment will follow in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria. Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., or at the church on Saturday after 1 p.m. prior to the services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Pete's Pantry, with envelopes available at the visitation and services or the charity of the donor's choice.
Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Marge and the Ray/Pool family.
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Tim Shelton
Apr 15, 2019
Susie sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family
Paula Hines
Apr 14, 2019 sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Many prayers for you and your family.