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Obituary for Mary Lou Rayburn

August 17, 1935 - October 7, 2019
Murray, Kentucky | Age 84

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Mary Louise Hutchinson Bell Rayburn, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019. Ms. Rayburn was born August 17, 1935 in Waukee, Iowa, to the late Thomas and Kathryn Hutchinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Samuel George Bell, her brother Jon Carlin Hutchinson and her second husband, JD Rayburn.
Mary Louise Hutchinson Bell Rayburn, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019. Ms. Rayburn was born August 17, 1935 in Waukee, Iowa, to the late Thomas and Kathryn Hutchinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Samuel George Bell, her brother Jon Carlin Hutchinson and her second husband, JD Rayburn.

Ms. Rayburn graduated from Nurses Training at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an active and dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir for over 50 years. She is known for her generous and caring nature and love for children.

She is survived by her son, George William Bell of Clinton, Kentucky; her daughter, Dr. Claire Louise Bell and husband J. Santiago Núñez of Woodstock, Georgia; her stepson, Dr. J.D. Rayburn II and wife Rebecca Humphreys Rayburn of Tallahassee, Florida; her grandchildren, Samuel Witt Bell of Clinton, Kentucky, Jane Inez Rayburn and husband David Fifer of Washington DC, and Katie Rayburn Hayden and husband Dylan Hayden of Washington DC.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Murray, Kentucky. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Stahler and Rev. Jeffrey Rudy will officiate. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir Fund, 503 Maple Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071. Online condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

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Murray, KY 42071
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