Welcome to the memorial page for

Thelma Louise (Walker) Kray

December 20, 1923 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 93)

The Piano Brothers

Thelma L. Kray, age 93, Cromwell Dr., Geneva, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon at her residence.


She was born December 20, 1923 in Denmark Twp., the daughter of Harold E. & Bertha I. (Leonard) Walker and lived in Jefferson all of her life before moving to Geneva in 1990.  She was married to Stephen L. Kray on December 7, 1940 at the Bulah Methodist Church parsonage.


Thelma’s greatest joy was her family, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grand-children.  She loved to go shopping, going out to eat, watch wrestling and enjoyed sewing.  She and Stephen enjoyed camping at Kenessee Camp Grounds.


Her survivors include five children, Richard L. (Mary) Kray of Ft. Smith, AK, Jane L. (David) Valitsky of Yulee, FL, Judy A. Kowalski of Miami, FL, Jeanne L. (Dan) Doll of Harpersfield Twp. & Susan K. (Ernie) Auciello of Painesville, 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Doris J. Rider of Andover.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Stephen in 2005, a grandson, Steven Kray, a great-granddaughter, Hannah Leigh-Jane a sister, Mildred A. Bates and three brothers, Alan A., Calvin A. & Howard E. Walker.


Funeral services will be held Monday, May 1, 1:00 P.M. at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev Mick Gilliam officiating.  Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH  44004.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are privileged to serve the Thelma Kray family.  Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Western Reserve
1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
Web: http://hospicewr.org

 Service Information

May 1, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Home
Jefferson, OH

Funeral Service
May 1, 2017

1:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Home
Jefferson, OH

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