Pansy Ray Houston

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Pansy Ray Houston, 89, of Connersville, passed away early Sunday morning, September 12, 2021 at Reid Health, Richmond. One of eight children of Cornell and Lilly Bea Taylor McRay, Pansy was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on March 2, 1932. On July 12, 1949, Pansy married Hobert Houston in Hopewell Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Mr. Houston passed away on August 3, 2004. She was a devoted wife to her husband Hobert for 55 years. She always showed and told her children how much she loved them and taught them that Jesus loved them too. Pansy loved her daughters-in-law as daughters and her son-in-law as a son. Pansy was humble, kind, and was loved by all, especially by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family was so important to her. Pansy was a lifetime member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. For 13 years, Pansy was employed as a caregiver aide at Fayette Memorial Hospital. She was also an exceptional seamstress. She was the co-owner of Fayette Fabrics in Connersville and spent many years making alterations and monogramming for her many clients. Survivors include a daughter, Anna (Terry) Arnold of Falmouth, Indiana; two sons, Vernon (Belinda) Houston of Connersville, Reggie (Judy) Houston of Peach Tree City, Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Houston of Glenwood, Indiana; eleven grandchildren Chris Houston, KC Chalker, Ben Houston, and Kaitlin Craig, all of Connersville, Jason T. Houston of Owensboro, Kentucky, Michael and Jason K. Houston of Peachtree City, Georgia, Justin Houston of Indianapolis, Tiffany Durham of Catawba, North Carolina, Brian Moore of Rushville, and Katherine Koon of Fishers, Indiana; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Patterson and Charlotte Hart, both of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; and a brother, Thomas McRay of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Besides her husband of 55 years, Hobert Houston, Pansy was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald Houston; a brother, CH “Buddy” McRay; two sisters, Shirley Bailey and Barbara Lake. Friends may visit from 5 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 am on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the funeral home with Ron Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery. Online condolences may be made anytime at


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