Shawnee resident Marie Nell McCray died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at a local nursing home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Pottawatomie County to Carl & Laura Frazee. She attended school until the 8th grade.

On December 17, 1945 she married Grady McCray. Marie enjoyed being a wife and mother, she enjoyed listening to gospel music and listening and watching ministers on TV. Marie was also an animal lover. She took in many cats, dogs, etc., and in years past she raised rabbits and finches. Marie worked at the Log House many years ago, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Grady, son Kenneth Wayne, and a daughter Joy Gail Freeman.

She is survived by her son, Melvin McCray; daughter-in-law, Patricia McCray; grandchildren: Shantel McCray, Michael McCray, Kevin, Jesse Joe, and Rowdy Freeman; as well as many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 at Fairview Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook online, go to