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SALEM – Nancy A. Ray, 80, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 13, 1941 in Ravenna, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert K. Stamp and the late Mary Jane (Turner) Stamp.

Nancy graduated in 1959 from United Local High School, the first class. She worked as a shipping clerk at Haltec Corporation, retiring in 2000.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Winona, where she belonged to the Hazel Circle. Nancy was passionate about her garden and flowers, where she won the best of show a few times at the Columbiana County Fair.

Survivors include her husband, James Ray, whom she married on October 2, 1959; three children, James (Deanna) Ray from Salem, Timothy (Tammy) Ray from Hanoverton and Beth (George) Emerick from Lisbon; siblings, Kathy (Jerry) Hendricks of Salem, Ruth (Jim) Newman of Salem and Sue (Jack) Reeder of Hanoverton; six grandchildren, JR Ray, Luke (Alisha) Ray, Colby (Ryan) Adams, Josh (Alexis) Ray, Tate (Julia) Ray and Brynn (Eric) Mackall; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Nancy was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Good, and a brother-in-law George Good.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winona United Methodist Church in Winona, OH, with Pastor Tom Scott as celebrant.

Friends and family will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Winona and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service.

Memorial contributions can be made at Winona Methodist Church, 32114 Winona Rd., PO Box 25, Winona, OH 44493 or Hospice of the Valley, 2388B Southeast Blvd., Salem, OH 44460.

If you cannot attend, you can show your support by joining our “Hugs from home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at

Arrangements are made by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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