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Maurine Gray | Obituaries |

BLOOMINGTON – It is with a sad heart that we announce the death of Maurine Gray, Bloomington, Illinois, at the OSF Hospital on Friday, November 20, 2021.

Affectionately known as “Sugar” and “Mrs. G”, Maurine was born on February 27, 1929 in Danville, Illinois, to Fletcher Coleman and Frances Phillips. Maurine married Harold E. Gray, Sr. on June 16, 1951, and they lived on their farm in Chenoa, Illinois until Harold’s death on December 22, 1987, at that time moved to Bloomington.

Maurine leaves behind her children: Hal (Wanda) Gray and Tammy (David) Roach and a sister, Carole McKenzie.

Maurine’s parents; her brother Fletcher Coleman Jr. and her brother-in-law Hal McKenzie preceded her in death.

Cherished memories of Maurine include special farm holiday get-togethers that always included great food and fun card games, family vacations to Door County and Northern Michigan, winters with sister Carole in Florida, and fun friends in Chenoa. Maurine was strong, spirited, a woman who always spoke her mind and always put her family first.

Maurine’s visit will take place on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by a service at the Calvert & Metzler Funeral Home, 1115 East Washington St., Bloomington, IL 61701.

Memorials in honor of Maurine can be dedicated to the Salvation Army or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

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