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Karen Elizabeth Wray

April 22, 1957 - July 22, 2018


Karen Elizabeth Wray, age 61, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 22, 1957, in Wilmington, DE, she was a daughter of Catherine Elizabeth (Smith) Hill and the late Russell William Hill. Karen enjoyed working at Eckerd’s on Kirkwood Highway, retiring after 25 years. Following retirement she went to work for Little Sisters of the Poor as a CNA.

Karen loved cooking and baking. She enjoyed entertaining her family and especially loved being with her grandchildren. Karen will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many.

In addition to her father, Karen was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, John R. Wray. She is survived by her mother, Catherine Elizabeth (Smith) Hill; sons, Steven R. Wray (Billie Jo) and Matthew L. Wray (Kristin); brothers, David Hill and John Hill (Linda); sisters, Joyce Hill and Ellen Garrett (Richard): four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Entombment will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s memory to the Children’s Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

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13 Guestbook messages for Karen Elizabeth Wray

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time

    Martha Yetter

  • Rip Karen you will be dearly missed.

  • So sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers for strength at this time.

  • There are so many times over the last week that I have picked up the phone to call you. I’m so thankful for everything you have taught me and all the memories we shared. We have shared a lot over my life time; from crying together, movie binging together, buying the CDs to those movies, getting in trouble together (where my mother had to scold us), and taking countless trips. I will miss you, but at least you are no longer in pain. Love you Aunt Karen.

  • Sorry for all who Karen she will be missed and loved by all who new her

  • My condolences to you and your family.

  • Karen went through so much the last few years — more than most people could tolerate. That is how strong of a person she was. No one should have to endure such pain and suffering. She will be missed by all who knew her and is in a much better place now. RIP, Karen.

  • Sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers

  • My thoughts & prayers go out to the Family during this Difficult time. I am Good friend of The Wray Family John was my Good Friend & Karen Was Also a Good Friend. Always Welcomed me Into Their Home Can’t believe that Both of my Good friends Are No Longer with Us. But I know U both Are Looking Down & Keeping a watchful Eye on Your Family & Friends. This is Not Goodbye But Until We Meet Again ..

  • Sending my prayers out to the Wray/Hill Family during this difficult time. Ur Reunited With My Good friend & ur Soulmate John give John & my Cousin a Hug from me Karen Rest Easy Now . Till We Meet again One Day…

  • Sending prayers to the family. I knew Karen since our Eckerd days and she was always a wonderful person and friend. John and her will be sadly missed. I used to take care of the both of them when they were in the hospital and had the children spend the night at my house when they were small. Seems so long ago, but yet not really. Karen , you were an amazing friend and I’m sure you’re an amazing angel watching over us

  • Sorry for your lost. I’ll always remember our good times working at Eckerds. Oh, the trouble we would get into. But, we were loved by all the customers. I’ll never forget you my friend. Rest in peace

  • Rest In Peace Karen. You deserve to finally be at peace. My condolences to all her family. I worked with Karen back at Eckerds. Karen, Debbie, Hilda and I had so much fun then. Even when Karen was having some bad times and she had more than her share, she still remained strong and kind and loving and compassionate. She put others first. Sorry I didn’t get up there to Delaware to see you Karen. My thoughts and prayers for her family. I know she will be missed tremendously. She leaves great memories for us all to hold onto.