Bernadine P. Gray (1928-2018)

Bernadine P. Gray, 89, La Crosse, Kan., died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

Mrs. Gray was born July 29, 1928, in Ellsworth, Kan., the daughter of Edward and Ruth (Peters) Staeber.  She was a 7-year resident of Rush County, Kan., moving from Fredonia, Kan. A graduate of Lorraine High School, Lorraine, Kan., she was the head librarian at the Fredonia Public Library, Fredonia, before her retirement.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Fredonia.

On Aug. 17, 1948, she married Ted Gray at the First Baptist Church, Lorraine. He preceded her in death May 4, 2009.

Survivors include: one son, James J. Gray, Topeka, Kan.; one daughter, Ruthanne Crawshaw (Ron), McCracken, Kan.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Crawshaw (Billie), La Crosse, and Paula Greenway, WaKeeney, Kan.; three great-grandchildren, William Greenway (Theresa), Michael Greenway, and Stephanie Greenway; and one sister, Ann Seymour (Ed), Rochester, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Daniels officiating.  

Interment will be at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 24 in the First Baptist Cemetery, Lorraine.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests memorials to Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, the First Baptist Church, Lorraine, or the Fredonia Public Library, Fredonia.

Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Arrangements were by Janousek Funeral Home, 719 Pine Street, PO Box 550, La Crosse, Kan. 67548, 785/222-2517.

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