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Linn County News

Published Oct. 17, 2018

Cleda Fern Murray, 88, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1929, at Pleasanton, the daughter of Walter and Annabell Ralph Umphenour.

Cleda Fern graduated from Pleasanton High School and worked in Lawrence, Kan., during World War II prior to her marriage to Marvin Murray on Sept. 24, 1950. Cleda Fern and Marvin began farming and farmed side by side for the remainder of their years together.

 She enjoyed gardening, playing piano, sewing and spending time with family and friends. She was a lifelong member of the Pleasanton First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marvin Murray on Dec. 29, 2013; and her brothers, Edward and Melvin Umphenour.

Cleda Fern is survived by her two children, a son, Larry Marvin Murray and wife Patty, and a daughter, Linda Arnold; three grandchildren, Jason Murray Arnold, Janel Nibert and husband Cory, and Jessica Arnold; and two great grandchildren, Cooper and Jaxson Nibert.    

Graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the Pleasanton Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Linn County Care to Share. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. 

Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

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