John Murray

img903John L. Murray, 90, of LaMonte, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Fair View Nursing Home in Sedalia, MO. He was born February 13, 1927 in Olathe, KS, the son of Garley and Ruby (Fife) Murray, who preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage on September 10, 1945 to Violet E. Griffitts, who resides of the home.

He graduated from La Monte High School and was a member of the La Monte Christian Church since 1954. He retired from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline after 33 1/2 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, serving in Japan in 1945 and 1946.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son John David Murray (Vickie) of La Monte and one daughter, Gayle Ann Jarrett (Ted) of Denver, CO; five grandchildren, Lori Moore, David Kieth Murray, Darrell Jarrett, Daniel Jarrett and Sherry Estep; seven great grandchildren; and a great great grandson.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ed, Bill, and Melvin Lester in infancy; and one sister, Norma Lee Lentz.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 25, 2017 at La Monte Christian Church with Rev. Alan Morse officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.

Burial will be at La Monte Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Missouri Army National Guard.

Pallbearers will be Sam Mehan, Terry Van Natta, Elroy Schroeder, Jim Tyler, Larry Clear, Bill Kuhns, and Tom Hughes.

Memorial contributions may be given to the La Monte Cemetery in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.


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