Chesterton Tribune

Private services for Mary Ray

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Porter resident Mary E. Ray passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010. She was 85.

Mary was born Nov. 2, 1924 in Chicago to the late Matthew and Anna (Wagner) Tkalec.

She is survived by her children, Judith Lesniak (husband Leo) of Porter, Stephen Ray of Porter and Robert Ray (wife Sherry) of Union Mills; brother John Tkalec (Marilynn) of Medaryville; grandchildren Erin, Alex, Kevin, Chad, Brent and Justin; and great-grandchildren Kailyn, Alyssa, Lyssa and Conner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Ray, in 1985.

Funeral services will be held privately and interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donorís choice. Arrangements are by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Online condolences may be made at


Posted 7/19/2010