Karen Sue Ray, 65, of Kenna passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. 

She was born October 20, 1954 in Kanawha County, a daughter of the late, Thadus and Emily Goff. Karen retired from Jackson General Hospital with 23 years of service where she worked in the kitchen. 

She is survived by her husband Larry D. Ray; brothers William “Bill” Goff of Sissonville and Joe Goff of South Carolina; Stepchildren Bradford Lee Ray of Charleston and Darrin Wade Ray (Sheryl) of Kenna; 2 granchildren and 1 great-granchild. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, David Goff and a sister, Judy Carol Lanham Burgess. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Home Health nurse, Kim and the rest of the girls. As well as Hospice Nurse, Candice and all other helpers. They were a God sent. Also thank you to Joyce White for all her help in our time of need. 

Due to concerns with COVID-19 pandemic private family visitation will be held Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. A memorial service to celebrate Karen’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice in Karen’s name. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuenralhome.com