Ethel Dora Gray


Ethel Dora Gray, age 79, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away at 5:19 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at her home.  She was born January 4, 1938, in Aurora, Missouri, the daughter of John and Laura Mae (Williams) Ellis.

Ethel was a 1956 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and retired from Sunbeam Manufacturing in Neosho, Missouri.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

On June 26, 1965, she married Arthur James Gray, in Kansas City, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 2016.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Gray and his wife, Heather, of Joplin, Missouri; one daughter, Arteth Birkinshaw and her husband, Peter, of Manchester, England; two brothers, George Ellis and his wife, Faye, of Mt. Vernon and Kenneth Ellis and his wife, Liberty, of Springfield, Missouri; one sister, Jean Konomos of Raymore, Missouri; two grandchildren, Tabitha and Starzia Gray and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, John and Laura, daughter, Denise Ann Gray, brother, Joe Ellis and brother-in-law, George Konomos, preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at the Springfield National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.



10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

  Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


Burial will be held at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

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Pam Parcell

Kevin and Heather,
So very sorry for your loss. Words aren't much comfort, but the precious memories and love are. May God give you comfort and peace in your time of grieving.

 Posted September 18, 2017 - 11:56pm
Penny van slyke hayward

Oh, Kevin...I'm sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers for you.

 Posted September 18, 2017 - 11:23pm

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