Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Esther E. Gray, 83, Keokuk

Esther Elizabeth Gray, 83, of Keokuk

Esther Elizabeth Gray, 83 of Keokuk died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Anberry Transitional Care in Merced, CA.

     She was born December 10, 1936 the daughter of John Edward and Sylvia Nessal Harris.  On February 14, 1982 she was united in marriage to Victor Wayne Gray in Ft. Madison.  He survives.  

     She is also survived by her children, John Finch, Brenda Hines, and Steve Mason all of Keokuk, her step children, Troy Gray, DeWayne Gray and Tonya Smith, twenty-five grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren and one sister, Doris Lee of Atwater, CA

     She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Kenneth Finch and Harry Finch, one daughter, Jacqueline Hines, three sisters, Gertrude Manganello, Dixie Varner and Carol Conn.

     Esther attended Calvary Baptist Church in Keokuk.  

     Esther dedicated herself to her family, making their house a home and in later years making sure each grandchild and great-grandchild felt special. Esther loved to travel and never missed an opportunity to take off on an adventure with her husband.  Gardening was her passion and planted and grew many flowers over the years.

     According to her wishes there will be no visitation or services.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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