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Arlene L. Bray, age 73, of Concordia, left this earthly life on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. She was born on Feb. 14, 1946, in Scandia, Kan., to Reynold A. & Luella M. (Buthman) Nystrom.
She graduated from Scandia High School and then Brown Mackie College. She married Leland Bray on April 21, 1974, in Scandia, Kan., at the United Methodist Church. Arlene worked as a secretary at the NRCS office in Concordia until her retirement. She is survived by her husband, Leland, Concordia; daughter, Kari Boden (John), Concordia; son, Travis Bray (Brandi), Scandia; grandchildren, Gunner, Conner & Ryan Boden & Kaylee, Natalee, Lanee & Lyndee Bray & her sisters, Carole Nystrom, Scandia, Helen Lute (Larry), Gladstone, Mo., & Darlene Matlock (Art), Rockton, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family selected cremation and a Memorial service will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, with Pastor Sandra Jellison-Knock officiating. Private family burial will be in the Saron Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia. Friends may sign the register book from 1-8 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to Meadowlark Hospice in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit




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