Marie Murray

Died: Fri., May 19, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., May 25, 2017
Location: Grandview Community Bible Church

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Fri., May 26, 2017
Location: Grandview Community Bible Church

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E. Marie Murray, age 90, of rural Columbus Junction, died Friday evening, May 19, 2017, at the Wapello Specialty Care.  The daughter of G. Glen and Ellen Dunphy Beik, she was born on January 1, 1927 in Louisa County, Iowa.  Marie married Robert ‘Bob’ Murray on May 29, 1946 at the home of her parents in Letts.  He preceded her in death on July 2, 2007.

Marie graduated from Grandview High School in 1944 and received her teaching certificate from Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls.  She taught in early elementary education beginning at Oakville and then Grandview and later at Louisa-Muscatine in the Letts Elementary.  She also taught at the Louisa County Home.

She was a member of the Grandview Community Bible Church, Grandview Federated Club, Louisa County Historical Society, Louisa County Retired Teachers Association, and Lucky 13 Card Club.  Marie primarily enjoyed her family, the grandkids and great grandkids.  She enjoyed crafts, painting, and reading and together with Bob enjoyed camping and
wintering in Lakeland, Florida for over 25 years.

Her family includes two daughters, Jeanette Brockert & Keith Brockway of Burlington and Jeri & Richard Drawbaugh of Muscatine; a son, John & Teresa Murray of rural Columbus Junction; ten grandchildren, Jason, Jill, Jeremy, Jed, Adam, Alex, Bob, Alicia, Brietta, and Jenna; 12 great grandchildren, Kyndal, Isaiah, Keetyn, Eli, Kayliah, Kaelyn, Micah, Nash, Vance, AJ, Josiah, and Jasmine; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Kemp of Wapello; a brother-in-law, Lawrence ‘Babe’ Rowe of Grandview; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; two sisters, Mildred Bieri and Betty Jo Rowe; and a brother, Harlan Beik.

The funeral ceremony for Marie Murray will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Grandview Community Bible Church with Pastor Jason Humiston and Rev. Darryl Erickson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery followed by a lunch gathering at the Fellowship Hall of the church.

The family will meet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday at the Grandview Community Bible Church.

Memorial gifts will benefit the Grandview Community Bible Church, the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department, and the Central Iowa Hospice.

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Jo (Phillips) Miller
   Posted Mon May 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diana Ogier Stout
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
To Marie's family,
So many memories from the neighborhood come flooding back. I will cherish them all as I know you will. May you find the peace that only God can give you.

Carolyn (Buster) Thompson
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Dave and I would like to express our deepest sympathy. Marie was such an amazing Christian lady, and one of the Lord's faithful servants. She always had a smile and encouraging words for you. Mrs. Murray was one of my favorite teachers. We know your family will miss her greatly, but we know the LORD will comfort you and Marie will not be suffering any more. What a great reunion is occurring up in Heaven. Our thoughts, hugs and prayers continue for the entire family. Carolyn & Dave Thompson

Shannon Stalkfleet
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017

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May you find comfort in the memories of a wonderful woman.

Shirley Cocklin Dean
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Marie and Bob were an important part of our family. I'm thinking Marie might have been my 4-H leader or do I have that wrong? At any rate, I know she was a contributing member of the Grandview Community. I think the last time I saw Marie was at Paul Bell's visitation.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15
Shirley Cocklin Dean

Becky Blodgett/Wheeler
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
To the family, May God give you peace and comfort at this time and for the future. It's been at least 40 yrs. since I saw Marie last, but she was still as sweet then as she was when I was growing up in school. My prayers are with her family.

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