BRANSON MO NEWS: Ray Edwin Ambrosia, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (January 17, 2017) at his home.
Ray Edwin Ambrosia, 91, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday (January 17, 2017) at his home.
The son of Arliss R. and Hallie A. (Starbuck) Ambrosia, he was born September 21, 1925 in Greensburg, Missouri. He married Betty Hamilton and to this union two daughters and a son were born. On May 8, 1977, in Brashear, Missouri, Ray married Viola Patterson.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife Viola, one son in infancy, one daughter, Charlotte “Kathy” Scott, one sister and brother-in-law, Avis and Roland Ratliff and nephews Larry Ratliff and Garry Ratliff.
Ray is survived by one daughter, Gerry Shoop of Kirksville, MO; four grandsons, Ken (Naomi) Scott of Kirksville, MO, Chris (Mary) Scott of Holt’s Summit, MO, Doug Shoop and Joe (Laura) Shoop all of Kirksville, MO; three step-grandchildren, David Patterson and Donna (Gary) Scruggs of Kirksville, MO and Brian (Shelly) Patterson, of Iowa; nineteen great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren; four nieces, Karen Sue (Jim) Moul of Freeman, MO, Anita Slaughter of Kirksville, MO, Jorja (Russ) Hartwell of Peoria, IL, and Nancy Taylor of Branson, MO.
A WWII Veteran, Ray entered the U.S. Army in August, 1944 and served with the 11 …
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