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Elizabeth Ray-Worst

September 29, 1947 ~ August 21, 2020 (age 72)


AUSTINTOWN — Mrs. Elizabeth Ray-Worst, 72, died Friday morning, Aug. 21, 2020, at Humility House.

Liz was born Sept. 29, 1947 in Canfield, a daughter of Raymond and Mary Davis Gearhart. She was a 1965 graduate of Canfield High School.

Liz had worked for Attys. Crawford-Ioltin-Wexlar-Richardson Law Firm and the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley as a secretary. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening and traveling to see her family. 

Liz was married to John Ray, whom she married Oct. 15,1966 and he died Jan. 25, 2016. 

Liz leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Harold Worst, whom she married Sept. 23, 2017; her two sons, Dr. Glenn (Lori Ihrig) Ray of Boardman and Stephen (Tanya) Ray of Arkansas; her sister, Gail Owens of Canfield; four grandchildren, Ashley, Madelyn, Makenna and Amanda Ray; 10 stepchildren; many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John; her sisters, Cate Mesmer, Deanna White and Jane Gearhart; and her brothers, Joseph, Norman and Raymond Gearhart.

Family and friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 4303 Mahoning Ave. 

Donations may be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406 in memory of Elizabeth. 

The Ray-Worst family and the funeral home will all be practicing social distancing and proper health protocol. Masks or facial coverings are required if attending.

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