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The obit of Rosetta "Long" Wray


Mrs. Rosetta Wray, 88 year old resident of Yukon, died at her home 324 Maple street, at 6:25 P.M. Saturday after an illness of about two years. She suffered a broken hip two years ago and had been in failing health since that time.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 P.M.. Thursday in the Turner funeral home with Rev. Charles Burkhart, minister of the Yukon Christian church, officiating. Interment was in Yukon Cemetery.

Rosetta Wray was born Nov 20, 1859, in Athens, Ohio and departed this life June 12th 1943. Mrs. Wray moved to Kansas with her family and was united in marriage to James Madison Wray, Oct 31, 1896. This family came to Oklahoma in 1889 and filed on a homestead which she owned at her demise. Mr. Wray preceded her in death April 28, 1903.

To this union were born three children: Jennie May Wray Sheffger, who died Oct 26, 1918 at Morris, Oklahoma; Bessie Winifred Wray of Enid, Oklahoma and Alta Wray Esslinger of Miles City, Montana; six grandchildren Pvt. Sheerman Wray Sheffer now in service, Edward Louis Sheffer of Yukon, Nancy Rosetta Sheffer Matteson, Long Beach, California; Paul William Esslinger, Spokane, Washington; Allen Elwood Esslinger, Las Vegas, Nevada; Russem Wanda Esslinger, Miles City, Montana, also one great granddaughter, one sister and one brother.

Mrs. Wray was a member of the First Christian church of Yukon having affiliated many years ago and serving her Master faithfully through life. Always ready to offer a willing hand and kind words to others. She was loved by all who knew her.