Joe Ann (McCarthy) Bray was born July 16, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri to Joe McCarthy and Kathleen (Joseph) McDonald, both deceased. She passed away October 11, 2017 in Clinton, Missouri.
Her early life was spent with her mother, brother and sister in the Lowry City, Missouri area. Joe Ann graduated in 1956 from Lowry City High School. On January 26, 1957 she was united in marriage to Duane Bray. This union was blessed with 4 sons. Their married life was spent in the Clinton and Kansas City, Missouri area
Joe Ann loved raising her children and later getting to spend time with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker. Joe Ann had a love for spending time in the garden and enjoyed going to garage sales.
She is survived by her husband, Duane Bray; of the home; 4 sons, Dennis and wife Connie Bray of Lebanon, Missouri, Bret Bray of Rockaway Park, New York, Terry Joe and wife Lisa Bray of Kansas City, Missouri and Chance Bray of Clinton, Missouri; 4 grandchildren, Tyler and wife Marlana Bray of Beavercreek, Ohio, Ryan and wife Alisa Bray of Toledo, Ohio, Elly Bray of Kansas City, Missouri and Abby Bray of Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Lane McDonald of San Diego, California and 1 sister, Lila Kirby of Lowry City, Missouri along with other relatives and many friends.